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Apple pie for a first timer


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Apple pie for a first timer

iheartcooking | | Nov 28, 2011 09:57 PM

Forgive me if this has been asked, though I've looked through the posts and I can't find quite this question. Maybe I'm the only one on CH whose never made apple pie. I'm also frequently disappointed by mediocre apple pie. I'd just like a foolproof recipe to start with and then I can tweak it a little when I get a feel for it.
Anyone know a good one?

I'm also really interested in using cardamom as one of the spices but never used it before and don't know how much to use and what spices to combine it with....

One more anecdote- at the work potluck this year a lot of terrible store bought pies were left on the break room table- and one ape pie, homemade and absolutely terrible, was the only one I'd touch. Is that totally irrational?