This is a crazy pie with apple piled up as far as you can make them go. Make sure your apples are firm and crisp. It's sweet and tart! Serve it hot with a side of cold vanilla ice cream for a real treat!
Preheat the oven to 350. Peel all the apples and cut them into 1" cubes. Put them all in the large bowl.
Pour the lemon juice and vanilla over the apples. Stir gently.
Mix the cinnamon and sugar together and pour them over the apples. Stir to coat. Sprinkle apples with the salt.
Remove all thyme leaves from their stems. Mix the thyme with the flour. Sprinkle the 1/2 of the flour/thyme mixture evenly over the apples and stir to coat. Then sprinkle the rest evenly over the apples and stir again.
Put 1 uncooked pie crust over your pie dish. Pour the apples into the pie shell. There should be plenty to pile them up high! Dot the apples with the chilled butter. Then gently place the other pie crust dough over the apple mound.
Press the two pie dough edges with your fingers to seal them together. Cut 4 slits in the top of the pie with your knife.
Mix 1 tablespoon water and 1 egg white together in a small bowl. With a pastry brush, lightly coat the pie crust with the egg wash.
Put the pie dish on a cookie sheet. Bake for 45 minutes. Cool completely before serving.
Short Cut: Pilsbury Pie Crust
Gluten Free Pie Crust- Nicole's Gluten Free on a Shoestring blog is an excellent gluten free resource. She does an incredible job posting delicious (and well tested) gluten free recipes with great pictures. This is her gluten free pie crust recipe that is light and flakey and worth the effort.