for the dough:
for the filling:
* You can easily skip this step if you don’t have a microwave, or just use your stove. If you skip it, your apples might be a little al dente, and your pie won’t be quite as juicy, or you might have to cook it longer than this recipe suggests. Also, if you skip this step, it might have a bit of a hollow dome, or you’ll have to spend time carefully nesting them all together. I’ve made it both ways, and it’s delicious in either case.
To make this ahead: The finished pie can be stored at room temperature for about a day, but it will last longer in the refrigerator. If you’re having guests over, feel free to make it the day before serving and leave it at room temperature.