Apple pie was served at the White House State dinner last night, I was curious enough to look up the recipe -- can be seen here:
it calls for 2 lbs. apples and 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup honey.
The recipe I've taken to using and loving is Martha Stewart's
it calls for *3* lbs. apples and only 1/4 cup sugar! And the fact that it has so little added sugar I think is what makes it so delicious, completely aside from any health/diet considerations.
Just an observation..