Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare pie pastry.
In a large bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves; set aside.
Peel, core, and slice apples approximately 1/4-inch thick. Toss apple slices in sugar mixture until well coated.
Spoon apple filling into pastry-lined pie plate and dot with butter. Cover with remaining pastry and flute. Cut slits in pastry so stream can escape. Brush milk over top and then sprinkle 1 tablespoon sugar onto top of pie crust.
Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack before cutting and serving.
Serve warm or at room temperature.
Makes 8 servings.
* Choose cooking apples on the tart side, such as Granny Smith, Jonagold, or Macintosh apples.
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