Grandma Lucy's Apple Pie

Grandma Lucy's Apple Pie Recipe

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Lucy Edwards


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!

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2 Hr
45 Min


1 large
pie crust shell
6 c
rome apples sliced & peeled
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
3 Tbsp
instant tapioca granules
3/4 c
granulated sugar
1 Tbsp
1 tsp
ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp

How to Make Grandma Lucy's Apple Pie


  • 1mix filling ingredients (apples, tapioca, cinnamin, nutmeg, lemon juice and sugar) together in a large bowl.
  • 2Filling should "marinate" for at least 30 minutes, stirring at least 4 times before baking, to give tapioca time to soften.
  • 3Stir every 10 minutes.
  • 4Lemon juice is essential to prevent apples from turning brown.
  • 5While filling is marinating, prepare crust for 2-crust pie, or use refridgerated pie crusts.
  • 6Grandma Lucy used the Crisco(r) pie crust recipe; using ice water to prepare.
  • 7Roll out dough to a 10 inch circle
  • 8line a 9 inch pie dish with dough; leave 1 in overhang. press gently to remove all air bubbles. DO NOT prick crust. DO NOT pre-bake.
  • 9pour filling into crust, heaping slightly in the center.
  • 10roll out remaining dough and cover apples
  • 11flute using tines of a fork to seal the edges. Trim excess.
  • 12Cut vent holes in top of pie. ( Use a small seasonal cookie cutter in the shape of an apple, or any other desired shape) .
  • 13Brush top of pie with whole milk. Sprinkle with decorating sugar.
  • 14Bake in 400* preheated oven.
  • 15cover edges of pie with aluminum foil to prevent over-browning
  • 16Cool before serving. Best served at room temperature or slightly warmed.

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About Grandma Lucy's Apple Pie

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American