Preheat oven to 450°.
Place lightly floured bottom crust in pie pan, floured side down.
Peel, core and thinly slice apples
to measure 8 cups. Mix with sugar, flour, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Pour
apple mixture into bottom crust in pie pan and dot with butter. Apple mixture
should be heaped in pie crust.
Spread top pie crust over
apples mixture and pinch edges firmly to seal the pie. With sharp knife, cut
slits in pie crust (about 8-12 slits).
Beat egg white with a few
drops of water and brush lightly over top crust of pie. Sprinkle with sugar and
bake at 450°
for 10 minutes. Lower heat to 350°
and bake for another 30-35 minutes until crust is golden.
Serve pie with ice cream.