I felt energetic today and decided to use up the 8 green apples that had been in the fridge for weeks. I was tired of having them roll all over the place whenever I moved something on the shelf. Why weren't they in the vegetable/fruit bin you ask? Because The Husband says he forgets about them when they are in the bin and is less likely to eat them. Enough said.....so I decided to make apple pie. He'll eat them now!
I have seen Martha Stewart make this Mile High Apple Pie a number of times over the years and decided to give the recipe a try. What I failed to do though was note that her Pate Brisee pie crust recipe was actually increased from her normal Pate Brisee recipe that I have used many times. Let's just say that I had to do a lot of stretching and cajoling of the top crust to get it to fit over the mile high apples I had piled into the bottom crust.
All in all it turned out to be an absolutely delicious pie with the most tender, flaky, and flavorful crust as usual. I opted to serve my piece with a thin piece of cheddar cheese, just how my English grandpa use to have my grandma's apple pie. Of course, ala mode is a fine second choice.
I am not going to print out the recipe for Martha's pie, instead I will send you to her link for Mile High Apple Pie. Enjoy!