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APPLE PIE Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Grandma Angie Cassara
Added: Saturday, February 24, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Grandma Angie's Favorite Pie

9 inch

Pastry for 9-inch Two-crust Pie (Ready Made from Pillsbury)
cup sugar
all-purpose flour
teaspoon cloves
teaspoon nutmeg
teaspoon cinnamon
Dash of salt
Lemon Juice
6 cups (7-8 tart apples) peeled and sliced
2 Tablespoons butter or margarine

Directions:
Directions:
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Prepare pastry. Stir together sugar, flour, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon and salt. Mix with apples. Turn into pastry-lined pie pan; dot with butter and sprinkle with lemon juice. Cover with top crust which has slits cut into it; seal and flute edges. Cover edge with 2" to 3" strip of aluminum foil to prevent excessive browning; remove foil last 15 minutes of baking.

Bake 40 to 50 minutes or until crust is brown and juice begins to bubble though slits in crust.

*If using self-rising flour, omit salt.


Variation: For Peach Pie, substitute about 11 medium peaches for apples. Eliminate nutmeg.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6-8 pieces
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
2 hours in total
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
There is nothing like homemade apple pie with vanilla ice cream or vanilla sauce. Mom and I would go to a place in New York called Horn 'n Hardhart. It was an automat-type restaurant. It is long since closed. However, they had the best apple pie. They would also add raisins to the apples. You might want to try that sometime. They made a warm vanilla sauce to die for. Every Thanksgiving and Christmas Mom had to make her apple pie. This was her favorite dessert and it is also Ken's.

In the summertime, Grandma Cassara would always make her homemade peach pie. Her crust was great. I have gotten lazy and prefer to use the prepared pie crusts. We used to sit out on the porch on a summer afternoon and she would bring out the peach pie and coffee on the front porch. I remember Aunty Lou, Grandma, Grandpa, my cousin Kathy, Mom and anyone else that might have been there would have a slice. The afternoons were very hot and we prayed for a breeze, but that didn't stop us from eating that pie!

 

 

 

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