Apple pie is one of those desserts that I bet you reserve for going out and treating yourself. Am I right?
Most versions are complicated or at least time-consuming to make yourself. There’s peeling a million apples (peeling produce is my nemesis—I just can’t seem to not destroy the fruit/veggie in the process), making the crust with just enough flour and just enough butter (and praying it doesn’t crumble), and then baking the pie only to have that beautiful tower of apples shrink down into a sad, concave pile of mush. Apple pie can be hard. I hear you.