First of all… You need to find “the perfect” pie crust recipe. My favorite is the one I found in The All New Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook. I’ve been using the recipe for years… and I’ve never been disappointed with it. Not once.
I’m a big fan of the “crusty-ness” factor in cookbooks… chances are… the more watermarks and leftover bits on a recipe page… the better. It’s the tried and true sign of a favored recipe.
Then once your apple mixture is ready to go… Set it aside and roll out your dough.
Here’s the *bling* I used for the Apple Pie: