The White House released the recipe for Executive Pasty Chef Bill "The Crust Master" Yosses' apple pie, which President Barack Obama has called "the best pie I've ever tasted."

The step-by-step instructions are available on the presidential food blog Obama Food-O-Rama, and its many steps make this the perfect project for a rainy fall weekend. Secrets include pre-baking the bottom shells, cutting the apples into chunks (not slices), and using plenty of lard, which, as writer Eddie Kohan points out, is technically no worse for you than butter.

In an AP interview last summer, when asked to reveal a secret about the White House, Obama said "The pastry chef makes the best pie I've ever tasted, and that is causing big problems for Michelle and myself. I mean, whatever pie you like, he will make it, and it will be the best pie you've ever eaten."

Get the whole recipe here