I don’t know what else to say about this picture except that the pie is that good. I couldn’t even get a picture of the finished product before it was gone — I’ve never seen grown adults go through a pie so quickly.
Don’t let the long list of ingredients scare you away from making this — it’s not difficult or more time consuming than regular apple pie — just a lot of little “pinches” of ingredients to heighten the flavor. The secret to this recipe is the brandy in the crust and the pie. It’s subtle but amazing. Our kids didn’t even notice its flavor, but the adults could sense a little je ne sais qois and we liked it. Very much.