Apple Butter Pie

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Dave T.

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@AirRail

Very old Appalachian pie recipe from the days then everybody made apple butter and sugar was scarce. It's very simple to make, not a lot of ingredients, because most of the sweetener and spices are already in your apple butter. This would be a great pie for your kids to bake as it would teach them about history and baking. Nice dark apple butter and sorghum or molasses give it a slight bit of sweetness and body. This is a not too sweet, rich delicious pie that will bring you back to the days of your forefathers. I do hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This apple butter pie has the smooth texture of a pumpkin pie but is filled with the wonderful old-fashioned flavors of apple, spice, and molasses. It's reminiscent of the flavors in gingerbread. Definitely cut a slice of this apple butter pie while warm. Paired with cool whipped cream, it's a delicious bite. The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
Several
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1
    9-inch unbaked pie shell
  • 1 stick
    unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 large
    eggs
  • 3 Tbsp
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 c
    apple butter
  • 3 Tbsp
    sorghum or molasses

How to Make Apple Butter Pie

Step-by-Step

  1. Pre heat oven to 350. Melt one stick of butter.
  2. Allow butter to cool.
  3. Brush a small amount of butter in a pie pan.
  4. Layout the pie crust in the pan. Crimp the edges if you so choose.
  5. In a bowl beat eggs until just combined.
  6. Add flour.
  7. While beating add sorghum and drizzle butter into the mixture.
  8. Add apple butter and mix.
  9. Do not overbeat; you don't want too much air.
  10. Pour into pie shell.
  11. Cover edges of pie with aluminum foil or a pie shield.
  12. Bake at 350 for 30 min. Carefully remove foil and continue to bake another 15 min or until center is firm and knife comes out clean.
  13. Allow to cool at least 30 min. Serve slightly warm with whipped cream.
  14. :::NOTE:::
    Depending on the apple butter you use, it can change the taste of your pie.

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About Apple Butter Pie

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium
Collection: A is for Apple




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