I made this for Father's Day, and Gary loved it! It has a little more spunk than plain old apple pie. ;)
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 lb. (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into 8 pieces
5 lbs. tart apples (I used 3 lbs., and it was plenty- about 10 apples)
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
(1) In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and 1 tsp. cinnamon. Using an electric mixer or a pastry cutter, cut in the butter until the mixture forms pea-size pieces. Press 2/3 of the mixture onto bottom and 1 inch up the side of a 9 inch springform pan.
(2) Preheat oven to 350. Peel the apples, cut into thin slices and place in a bowl. Pour off any accumulated liquid. Toss the apple slices with the remaining teaspoon cinnamon and the lemon juice and put them in the prepared pan, pressing down gently as you pack them in (they will mound above the edge of the pan).