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  1. 9" double pie - (see recipe)

  2. 5 Granny Smith apples - (to 6) (large)

  3. 5 cups, sliced

  4. 1 1/2 tablespoons 22ml Fresh lemon juice

  5. 1/2 cup 80g / 2.8oz Light-brown sugar - (packed)

  6. 4 oz 113g Crystallized ginger

  7. 2 tablespoons 30ml Cornstarch

  8. 1 1/2 teaspoons 7 1/2ml Ground cinnamon

  9. 2 tablespoons 30ml Calvados (apple brandy)

  10. 1 tablespoon 15ml Egg white - lightly beaten with (large)

  11. 1 tablespoon 15ml Water

  12. 2 tablespoons 30ml Cold unsalted butter - cut small pieces

  13. 2 tablespoons 30ml Milk

  14. 1 teaspoon 5ml Sugar

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  1. Recipe Instructions Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Prepare pie dough and form pie shell as directed through Step 4 in the Buttery Pie Crust recipe, rolling out the bottom crust to fit a 9-inch pie plate. Roll out the top crust and fold it into quarters. Beginning about 3/4 inch from the center point, use a knife to cut 3 slits on both of the straight sides, leaving 1/2 inch between each. This will allow steam to escape as the pie bakes. Place the top crust on a plate. Cover both crusts with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use. Peel, core and thickly slice the apples. Place them in a large bowl and toss gently with the lemon juice. Combine the brown sugar, ginger, cornstarch and 1 teaspoon of the cinnamon in a food processor. Pulse the machine on and off until well mixed and the ginger has been finely chopped. Add this mixture to the apples, along with the Calvados; toss gently to combine. Remove the prepared pie shell from the refrigerator. Brush the bottom and sides with the egg-white mixture to prevent sogginess. Spoon in the apple filling. Dot the filling with the butter. Remove the top crust from the refrigerator and unfold it over the filling. Trim the overhang to 1 inch. With a little water, moisten the edges where the crusts meet, then press together lightly and turn under. Crimp the edge decoratively. Brush the top crust lightly with the milk. Mix the remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon with the sugar and sprinkle the mixture over the pie. Bake the pie in the center of the oven until the apples are tender, the juices are bubbly and the crust is golden brown, about 1 hour. Let cool on a rack before serving warm or at room temperature. This recipe yields 6 to 8 servings. Per serving (based on 8): 537 calories, 72g carbohydrates, 25g fat, 7g protein, 89mg cholesterol.


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