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Grandpa Powell's Apple Pie Recipe

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This recipe for Grandpa Powell's Apple Pie, by , is from The John H. Groberg Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Marilyn Powell
Added: Monday, May 1, 2006


4-5 c granny smith apples
1/4 to 1/2 c. water
(peeled, cored, &sliced)
3/4 to 1 c. sugar
1 to 2 T. flour
1/2 to 1 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. salt
1 T. lemon juice
2 T. butter or margarine

Steam or simmer the apples gently in water until they wilt and begin to become transparent (this is a partial cooking only so the apples will cook thoroughly in the pie). Combine the sugar and other dry ingredients. Mix well. Spread half over the bottom of pie crust in pan. Put apples on top of sugar mixture. Pour 1/4 c cooking liquid over apples, then sprinkle over with remaining sugar mixture. (except for a little bit) sprinkle pie filling with lemon juice and dot with butter. Roll out and fit crust over top. Seal the edges. Sprinkle remaining sugar on top and make a few slits with a knife. Bake on lower shelf of oven at 425 for 30-40 min. or until nicely browned.

"I don't think a really good pie can be made without a dozen or so children peeking over your shoulder as you stoop to look in at it every little while."
~ ~John Gould




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