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Dolly’s Apple Pie

Next time you are on vacation make sure to stop by DollyWood in Pigeon Forge, TN.  But when you do, make sure you pack your appetite!  This is a specialty in DollyWood.  It is a 25 POUND Apple Pie.

If you don’t want to wait until your next vacation, try to make it at home.  Here’s the recipe:

Dollywood’s 25-Pound Apple Pie


20 pounds sliced granny smith apples (40 to 50 apples)

3 cups light brown sugar

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 pound salted butter, melted

1 cup white sugar

6 tablespoon ground cinnamon


7 (12-ounce) sheets of puff pastry dough (store-bought or favorite recipe)

1 large egg

Cooking spray

Preheat the oven to 350. Peel and slice apples and place on a baking sheet. Bake apples 20 to 25 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the crust. Spray a cast iron skillet with cooking spray. Line bottom and sides with 4 pieces of puff pastry, layering to completely cover the skillet. Make the filling. Mix brown sugar, flour, butter, white sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Thoroughly coat apples and scoop into skillet. Cut remaining 3 sheets of puff pastry into 16 strips. Lattice the top of the pie. You should have rows of 8 in both directions. Bake in the preheated oven for 45 minutes. After that, egg wash the top and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Cover with foil and bake 45 more minutes. Remove from oven and let rest before cutting (preferably overnight).