This is the only apple pie recipe you will ever need, and I would confidently call this the best apple pie recipe this side of heaven. Crisp-tart apples, brown butter, and the richest smoky, salty, nutty caramel. The “secret ingredients” are in the caramel: miso and lapsang souchong tea. If you don’t have lapsang or can’t find it, you can skip it and you will still have the finest pie. And you could always replace the miso with some salt but you’d be missing out on that wonderful umami. I highly recommend seeking out the tea for its intense smoky flavor, and trying the dollop of miso—they make this a very special pie. It is fall in a pie plate, the star of the holiday table be it Thanksgiving or Christmas, and an heirloom recipe you’ll want to pass down.