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German Apple Pie Recipe

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Old Spring Cafe, purveyor of my home-made desserts in the 1980s.


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Melanie Henry


6 Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, or other tart apples, peeled and cut into eighths
Fruit Fresh
teaspoon cinnamon
teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
cup sugar
cup raisins (plumped 30 minutes by soaking in water or liqueur)

2 tablespoons butter
cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons flour
cup chopped pecans

1 double pie crust
1 beaten egg with 1 tablespoon water, for egg wash
Demerara sugar

Preheat oven to 450
Bake 15 minutes at 450
Turn oven down to 350, bake 40 minutes, or until brown with bubbling juices
One 9" pie plate

Toss apples with Fruit Fresh, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sugar.
Line pie plate with pastry; prick with a fork; add apples.

For streusel:
Cut butter into flour until crumbs form; add brown sugar; crumble the mixture over the apples.

Cover the pie with the top pastry; make small slits in the top of the pie.

Brush with the egg wash; sprinkle generously with the sugar.

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Preparation Time:
45 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I sold many of these pies every week to the Old Spring Cafe, located in the Wunsche Brothers Building in Old Spring, TX, during the early 1980s.




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