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How to Make Apple Pie: 5 Secrets to Better Apple Pie

Find out how to make a delicious, healthier apple pie.

I used to think the key to a good apple pie was a butter- or shortening-laden flaky crust and lots of sugar to balance out the tartness of the apples. That was until I tried our Test Kitchen manager Stacy’s version of deep-dish apple pie. Our resident baking maven turned my assumptions inside out. The pie she developed—minus tons of butter or shortening and loads of sugar—is the pie I’ll be making from now on. Here are a few tricks she uses to get a perfect, healthier apple pie without sacrificing flavor and texture.—Hilary Meyer, Associate Food Editor

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