Maida's Big Apple Pie

Total Time:
1 hr 30 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
1 hr

Yield:
Makes a 12-inch free-form pie
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • Filling:
  • 1/2 stick unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 pounds Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 2 1/2 pounds Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Egg Wash: 1 egg well beaten with a pinch of salt
  • Sugar for sprinkling the pie before baking
  • Equipment: One large, round pizza pan, 12 to 14 inches in diameter, buttered
Directions
  • For the filling, melt the butter in a large pan with a cover. Add apples and sprinkle with the sugar and cinnamon. Cover pan and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes, until apples have exuded juices. Uncover and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until apples are tender. About a third will have disintegrated, and the rest of the apple slices should remain intact. Cool the filling. May be made several days in advance and stored, covered, in the refrigerator.

  • To form the pie, preheat the oven to 375 degrees and set a rack in the lowest level. Roll dough to about a 16-inch diameter and center on pan. Spoon filling into center of disk of dough and fold overhanging dough in toward center of pie. Brush the top of the folded-over dough with the egg wash and sprinkle with the sugar.

  • Bake the pie about 40 minutes, until the dough is a deep golden color and the filling is bubbling. Cool slightly before serving. Or cool completely and reheat before serving


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