Prep time: 25 min
Cook time: 65-75 min
Total time: 1 1/2 hours
Yield: Makes 1 9-inch cake, serving 10 to 12
I make this cake from Tuscany instead of a pie because it actually benefits from being made ahead, while apple pie is best eaten on the day it's baked.
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