My Mother's Apple Pie

Marcia McCance

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@mmccance

I am ecstatic!! I think I found my mother's apple pie recipe... the one that I keep going on about... how it was so different than other apple pies! I found a little scribble of a note without even a heading but I think it is her recipe. Her secret seems to be that it was a custard apple pie! WoW! I've posted a facsimile pie -- and her note so you can see it! I've checked out some other recipes and do believe I have something about as close as I'm going to get! I hope you like it too!!


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Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CRUST:

1
pie crust (top and bottom)
10
inch pie plate -- deep dish

APPLES:

5 c
thinly sliced tart apple (granny smith ok)

CUSTARD FILLING:

1/4 c
sugar
2 Tbsp
flour
1/4 tsp
cinnamon
1/4 tsp
nutmeg
1/4 tsp
salt
3
whole eggs, lightly beaten
1 3/4 c
milk
1 tsp
vanilla

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Buy frozen pie crust or make pie crust (Pie Crust (old recipe)) and place in deep dish 10" pie plate -- IMPORTANT: It must be deep dish or it may overflow.
2
Thinly slice 5 cups of apples (about 4 apples -- or about 2 pounds) and place in crust. 1/4 inch slices -- to layer up on each other and leave spaces for custard to seep in between
3
Mix together the custard filling ingredients and pour it over the apples.
4
Top with other pie crust and Bake 400 F for 15 minutes
Then bake 350 F for 30 minutes
5
ALTERNATE: Some people prefer a streusel topping so here is what you will need for that:
6
To make the streusel topping: lightly spoon
1/3 cup all-purpose flour into a measuring cup, and level with a knife. Combine the flour with
1/3 cup packed brown sugar, and
1/2 tsp. cinnamon.
Cut 2 1/2 tablespoons of butter into small pieces; then cut into the flour mixture using a pastry cutter or a fork -- it will be crumbly. Set aside in fridge.
7
For Streusel topping: Bake at 325 degrees for 30 minutes.
Reduce the oven temperature to 300 degrees;
sprinkle the streusel over the pie and bake for an additional 40 minutes.
8
I got the information to flesh out her recipe from: veganeveryday.blogspot.com/...e.html and also at: glutenfreemakeovers.com/...stard-pie

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtags: #apple, #custard