Mile-High Apple Pie

Preparation info

  • Makes

    8 to 10 slices

    , Full of Fruit
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Hoppin John’s Lowcountry Cooking

By John Martin Taylor

Published 1992

  • About

This overstuffed apple pie is topped with a glorious dome of a crust made with duck fat. The crust is pushed down with the palm of the hand before being sliced.


For the Crust


Make the crust exactly like the crust for the grape pie (preceding recipe), but be sure that all of the ingredients and utensils are chilled—duck fat melts at a lower temperature than lard. Make times the recipe given for the lattice-topped grape pie and use chilled duck fat. Fill a