A classic apple pie, with just the right amount of sweetness. Our testers liked a mixture of apple varieties in this one, with a couple of McIntosh apples thrown in for flavor.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare the pastry and fit the bottom crust into a 9-inch pie pan.
In a small bowl, combine the brown sugar, ¾ cup white sugar, flour, spices, and salt. Spread one-third of the apples in the pie pan; sprinkle with one-third of the sugar mixture. Repeat the layers twice more. Pour the cream into the center of the apples. Cover with the top crust. Brush the crust with milk, dot with the margarine, and sprinkle with the 1 tablespoon sugar.
Bake for 1 hour. Cool slightly before serving warm, or serve completely cooled.