Step 1: Ingredients
- 5 pounds apples (an even mix of sweet and tart), about 10 medium, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon table salt
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 quarts boiling water
Step 2: Cook the Apples
Place the apple slices in a large pot and cover with boiling water.
Cover the pot and let the apples steep for 10 minutes.
Drain and transfer to a bowl. Let cool for 10 minutes while you make your pie crusts.
Step 3: Season
Set aside while you roll out your pie crusts.
Step 4: Assemble
Fill the crust with the apple mixture.
Top with the other crust.
Trim the edges of the crust with kitchen shears so they overhang the edge of the pie plate about 1/2".
Fold both crusts under and tuck in between the crust and pie plate to ensure against leakage!
Cut slits in the top with a sharp knife to vent.
Step 5: Egg Wash
Optional: sprinkle top of pie with 1 teaspoon white sugar.
Step 6: Bake
Reduce heat to 375F (190C) and continue baking for another 20 minutes. If the edges of the crust begin to brown to quickly, cover the edges of the pie with pieces of aluminum foil.
Let cool at room temperature, and when you just can't wait any longer, cut yourself a big fat slice.