I don't like apple pie, but if I had to eat an apple pie...this would be the one I'd eat.
Basic Pie Dough:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 t. coarse salt
1 cup very cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1/2 cup very cold milk or water
-In a large bowl combine flour and salt. Add butter pieces and mash with fork until mixture resembles coarse meal. Pour milk. Combine until the dough just holds together in a ball.
-Cut ball of dough in half. Wrap each piece in plastic. Refridgerate for at least 15 minutes. Handle dough as little as required. Ready to roll out.
Apple pie filling:
2 T. lemon juice
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup flour
1/2 t. all-spice (Revised by me)
1 T. cold unsalted butter
1 large egg yolk
1 T. milk
Peel, quarter, core and thinly slice apples. Put into lemon juice to prevent browning. Add Sugar, flour and spice. Toss to coat. Pile into pie plate lined with dough. Dot with butter. Lay second piece of dough on top. Curl edges under. Close with fingers or fork. Cut 3 slices in top of dough so steam will escape during cooking process. Beat milk with egg yolk. Brush on top. Bake pie on center rack for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Cool on wire rack for at least one hour.
Source: "Mad Hungry" Lucinda Scala Quinn
Photo: Shawn Campbell