Maybe it's not fair to rate this a 4 because I have not made it according to this recipe YET. I certainly will because I'm looking for a healthier crust than I've been making for 30 yrs. But, I must say, the photo doesn't look flaky at all. If I were judging pies it would get a 2 for appearance. And how 'deep dish' can it be if your plate is 9' X HALF AN INCH deep?? I can't fathom fitting 12 c. of apples into a pie plate that small. We'll see.