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Stan's Brandy Apple Pie Filling Recipe

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This recipe for Stan's Brandy Apple Pie Filling, by , is from The Adams & Young Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Stan Adams
Added: Tuesday, November 28, 2006


3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1 pinch mace (optional)
10 apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
1/4 cup brandy
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon unsalted butter, cut into small pieces, plus more for pie plate.

In a large bowl, sift together sugars, flour, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, allspice, and mace; set aside.
Place apples in another large bowl.
In a small bowl, mix together brandy and vanilla; pour over apples.
Add 3/4 of the flour mixture to the apples; toss to combine.

Butter and flour a 9-inch deep pie plate; set aside. Line pie dish with your favorite pastry. Sprinkle reserved flour mixture into pastry lined pie dish...Fill with apple mixture, dot with butter. Lay the top crust over apples. Cut vents into top crust. Trim edges to 1 inch and seal crimping edges with thumb and forefinger. Brush with milk or half & half and sprinkle lightly with sugar. Place pie on baking sheet and bake at 400 for 1 hour.

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