When baking an apple pie, the fruit sinks as the juices are released. I pile the apples a little higher in the middle so when it comes out of the oven the pie looks full, which is why I call for 6 to 7 cups of apples. If you need more to get the same result, use more. And if you need less, use less. It all depends on the depth of your pie plate.
This crust is fragile and requires tender loving care and a little patience. It's worth the effort, though. The combination of butter and shortening...Full Story