Cut 1 sticks of butter into 1/2 inch cubes
Place into freezer for 20 minutes
Place 1 1/4 cups flour, 1/2 tablespoon sugar, and salt in food processor and pulse a few times to mix.
After butter has been in the freezer for 20 minutes, add to food processor and pulse 5-6 times. The goal is to mix the butter into the flour. The cubes of butter should be no smaller than peas.
Move flour mixture to large bowl
Add water to flour 2 tablespoons at a time. Toss with fork. We want to get to the point when you take your hand squeeze a handful of flour, it should stick together.
Work dough until it sticks together somewhat well and is in a disk. We don’t want the butter to fully incorporate. If you need to add more water, you can, but do so only very sparingly.
Tightly wrap in plastic wrap and place in freezer for 20 minutes
Add 3/4 cup sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg to large bowl
While freezing, peel and finely slice 5 large apples.
Mix apples, 2/3 cup sugar, 1/4 cup flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
Take dough out of freezer and unwrap
Get to your zen place. Roll out the dough. I suggest looking at the section above where I talk about rolling out the dough.
Place one pie crust on the bottom
Mix topping ingredients together well and spread evenly on top of pie
Trim excess dough, but the crust will shink a bit, so leave a bit
Using fork, crimp the crust to give a pie crust look
Check every 5 minutes and remove when it looks done. 40-45 minutes
Let rest for at least 2 hours