blublub: put a cookie sheet on the bottom rack to catch the drips that bubble over from the pie and you'll be good to go. Line it with al foil and it'll be easy to clean up!
This is a delicious recipe! But I always have the same problem when baking it: too much smoke. In fact, once because the brandy dripped too much into the oven, my oven caught on fire!! Does anyone have any tips or advice about how to reduce the amount of smoke when baking this recipe!
I have made this pie every year at the holidays since I saw it on The Martha Show 4 years ago. Without a doubt, this is the absolute best apple pie and your guests will be blown away. I think it tastes even better reheated the next day.