My Mother's Apple Pie

Marcia McCance


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


5 c
thinly sliced tart apple (granny smith ok)


1/4 c
2 Tbsp
1/4 tsp
1/4 tsp
1/4 tsp
whole eggs, lightly beaten
1 3/4 c
1 tsp

How to Make My Mother's Apple Pie


  • 1Buy 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.
  • 2Thinly 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
  • 3Mix together the custard filling ingredients and pour it over the apples.
  • 4Top with other pie crust and Bake 400 F for 15 minutes
    Then bake 350 F for 30 minutes
  • 5ALTERNATE: Some people prefer a streusel topping so here is what you will need for that:
  • 6To 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.
  • 7For 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.
  • 8I got the information to flesh out her recipe from: and also at:

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About My Mother's Apple Pie

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

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