My second apple pie! This is way better than one I made two years ago. The dough is dense and doughy and the crust crunchy. Some people may prefer a flakier crust, but this is just the way I like it since it doesn't have shortening. (Butter is best in my book.) Also, the filling is well spiced with the right amount of liquid, unlike last time. The crust is Saveur's Buttery Pie Dough, with additional vodka to moisten the dough. The rest is a blend of other recipes.