Mile High Apple Pie by~Martha Stewart

Penny Hall


Five and a half pounds of three kinds of apples go inside a flaky, buttery pate-brisee crust to make one showstopping pie.

I like to add just a pinch of Nutmeg, and Allspice with the Cinnamon.


★★★★★ 1 vote

1 9" Pie
1 Hr
1 Hr 25 Min


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    1/2 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling
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    1 deep dish pate brisee or store bought pie crust, divided into two pieces, one large for covering the pie
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    5 1/2 lbs firm tart apples (about 14), such as empire,or granny smith
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    juice of 2 lemons
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    1 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling
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    2 tsp ground cinnamon
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    3 tbls chilled unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
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    1 large egg yolk

How to Make Mile High Apple Pie by~Martha Stewart


  1. 1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out a smaller piece of pate brisee into a 15-inch round about 1/8-inch thick, dusting surface with flour to prevent sticking, as needed. Brush off excess flour. Roll dough around rolling pin, and place over a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. Line plate with dough, pressing it into the corners. Trim dough to within 1 inch of the pie plate. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate.

    2. Roll out remaining piece of dough into an 18-inch round. Transfer round to a baking sheet; cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate.

    3. Peel and core apples, and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Place slices in a large bowl; sprinkle with lemon juice to prevent discoloration. In a small bowl, combine flour, sugar, and cinnamon; toss with apple slices.

    4. Remove remaining dough from refrigerator; place apple mixture in prepared pie plate, mounding it in a tall pile. Dot apples with butter. Place dough round over apples. Tuck edge of top dough between edge of bottom dough and rim of pan. Using your fingers, gently press both layers of dough along the edge to seal, and crimp as desired.

    5. Using a paring knife, cut several vents in top of dough to allow steam to escape. In a small bowl, whisk together egg yolk with 2 tablespoons water to make a glaze. Brush surface with egg glaze; sprinkle with sugar. Place on a baking sheet (this will catch any juices that may overflow during baking). Bake until crust is golden, about 15 minutes.

    6. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and continue baking until crust is golden brown and juices are bubbling, 45 to 50 minutes. Remove from oven, and let cool completely before serving.


    In "Martha Bakes," the cooking time for this pie was 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 35 minutes.
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About Mile High Apple Pie by~Martha Stewart

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy

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