Grandma Lucy would make at least 25 pies every Thanksgiving season; and an entire bushel of apples. Rome apples were her preferred Apple for pie, followed by Macintosh. I bought her an Apple Peeler Corer Slicer, but Mom never used it; she preferred her old fashioned method of cutting and peeling by hand with a paring knife, and placing the apple slices into a big soup pot of cold water and lemon juice. And she would always double the amount of cinnamon in her Pumpkin and apple pie recipes. Her tablespoons were never "levelled" .. always heaping!