Old-Fashioned Apple Pie
AJ Perry, the owner and baker at Columbus, Ohio's Sassafras Bakery, uses a combination of sweet and tart apples for this double-crust pie. Perry starts the pie at a high oven temperature, so the pastry sets before the filling softens, creating a beautiful domed crust. This is a purists' pie that tastes of nothing but apples, with just a hint of spice and butter.
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