Antique Apple Pie


Serves 8 to 10

  • Pate Brisee
  • 3 1/2 pounds (about 8) heirloom apples, such as Arkansas Black, Calville Blanc, Carpentin, Jonathan, Knobbed Russet, or Northern Spy
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 vanilla bean, split and scraped, pod reserved for another use
  • 1 tablespoon cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sanding sugar


We Used A Mix Of Heirloom Apples (available At Farmers\' Markets, Orchards, And By Mail-order), But Feel Free To Substitute Any Firm, Tart Cooking Apples.

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