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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  • CRUST:

  • 1
    pie crust (top and bottom)
  • 10
    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
  • 3
    whole eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 3/4 c
  • 1 tsp

How to Make My Mother's Apple Pie


  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: 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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