Thursday, January 14, 2010

All American Apple Pie

From Better Homes & Gardens "All-Time Favorite Pies" - 1978.

Pastry for double crust pie
6 cups thinly siced cooking apples (2 lbs)
1 tlb lemon juice
1 cup sugar
2 tlb all-purpose flour
1/2 to 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
Dash ground nutmeg
1 tlb butter or margarine
sugar (optional)

  1. Prepare & roll out pastry  line a 9" pie plate with half of the pastry.  Trim pastry to edge of pie plate.
  2. In mixing bowl, combine sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg (for a very juicy pie, omit the flour).
  3. Add sugar mixture to the sliced apples.  Toss to mix.
  4. Fill pastry lined pie plate with apple mixture; dot with butter or margarine.  Cut slits in top crust for escape of steam; place pastry atop filling.  Seal and flute edge.
  5. Sprinkle some sugar atop, if desired.  To prevent overbrowning, cover edge of pie with foil.  Bake i 375 oven for 25 minutes.  Remove foil; bake for 20 to 25 minutes more or till crust is golden.  Col pie on rack.  Serve with vanilla ice cream, if desired.
Ok, so that's what the recipe says.  And it's awesome.  But please, put a foil lined cookie sheet under your baking pie.  Stiva was seriously concerned about the amount of smoke in our house tonight, until he saw the pie and the source of the smoke.

I can't eat it (not gluten free) and I don't care.  BH&G rocks when it comes to somewhat vintage baking recipes.  Just looky here:


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