The 52 Pies Project......Apple Pie November 2017

November 10, 2017  •  1 Comment

And so, Apple Pie is my first pie of the project.

Classic. Basic. And, delicious. 

The 1961 Betty Crocker Cook Book that I used for this recipe informed me that Apple Pie was served almost daily in New England when the newly planted orchards were bearing fruit back in the 1600's. But, pie originated in ancient Greece, according to legend. Later the Romans conquered the Greeks, and then learned the art of making pastry. And, we are the beneficiary of that knowledge 😊 Yay!

It was fun to cook from this old Betty Crocker cookbook used regularly by my mother in law so many years ago. The little stains here and there on the pages are constant reminders of those non-digital days in which people prepared their meals. 

My apple pie was a success! So basic, but so good. I used a mix of tart green apples and gala apples. Betty Crocker says, you must know your apples. Tart, firm, and juicy apples are the best. (Jonathans, Winesaps, Duchess, Roman Beauties) 

And, despite my "not so perfect" crust, it was yummy!

Join me in this baking adventure. Give it a try and then give me your feedback. What's your favorite Apple Pie recipe?

Happy baking!

 

To print recipe go here

 


Comments

Brenda Sawyer(non-registered)
This is also the recipe/cookbook that my mom always used, and now my daughters. She used Granny Smith apples after they were introduced. But most Michiganders swear by Northern Spy for apples - only available in Michigan, I think! I love that you are doing this!! Pie making is such a cozy, yet dwindling domestic art.
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