A Northern Spy apple pie in a pie plate with one slice missing, with that piece on a plate in the background.
Workman Publishing
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Northern Spy Apple Pie

Northern Spy apples tend to be available later in autumn—we're talking late October or so. If you care to make this apple pie recipe before then, go right ahead and substitute whatever baking apples you fancy.
A round tart filled with cooked sliced apples in a concentric pattern.
Peter Cassidy
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Apple Tart

This super easy apple tart recipe is as simple as it is stunning. It's allows the natural flavor of the apple to shine without any competing flavors.
A classic apple pie with one-quarter missing, topped with a scoop of ice cream, and three forks in the empty pie spot.
Lairi Patterson
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Classic Apple Pie

This classic apple pie, made with two types of apples, nutmeg, cinnamon, and lemon piled high in a buttery, flaky pie crust is perhaps the best traditional, old-fashioned apple pie we’ve ever experienced. Award winning, we’d even venture to say.
A baked hot buttered rum apple pie on a wooden board.
Ed Anderson
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Hot Buttered Rum Apple Pie

Hot buttered rum apple pie from Tom Douglas–made from apples, spice, and a splash of rum–is perhaps the best apple pie we’ve ever experienced. It’s a combo of your favorite warm cocktail and your favorite pie.
A sour cream apple pie with one slice cut out and place on a green plate and a fork resting beside it.
David Leite
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Sour Cream Apple Pie

This sour cream apple pie is filled with layers of thinly sliced apples and a sour cream filling and then the whole shebang is smothered with a buttery streusel topping. What’s not to love?!
An apple pie with a Cheddar crust in a red pie pan cut into to show the Golden Delicious apples inside.
David Leite
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Apple Pie with Cheddar Crust

This Cheddar crust apple pie is made with extra-sharp Cheddar baked into the crust for a surprising savoriness that’s the perfect contrast to sweetness of the Golden Delicious apple pie filling. Compliment worthy to the nth degree.
A chipped pot filled with apple pie moonshine, apple wedges and whole spices with a tray of glasses filled with the moonshine beside it.
Rex Miller
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Apple Pie Moonshine

This apple cider-infused cocktail, made with vodka, apple cider, lemon, ginger, and spices, is very strong, but undeniably spectacular.

About David Leite

I count myself lucky to have received three James Beard Awards for my writing as well as for Leite’s Culinaria. My work has also appeared in The New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Saveur, Bon Appétit, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Yankee, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post, and more.

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