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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving Tradition: Apple Pie

Don't forget to have a little turkey with the pie...

According to the American Pie Council apple is the favored flavor of more than 36 million Americans! (Pumpkin and pecan are voted second and third favorite respectively).

I'm not surprised. It's mine too.

 Perfect Apple Pie (a.k.a. Mom's Apple Pie!)
(Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook)

6 to 8 tart apples, pared, cored, and thinly sliced
1 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons All-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dash ground nutmeg
Pastry for 2-crust 9-inch pie
2 Tablespoons butter

If apples lack tartness, sprinkle with about 1 tablespoon lemon juice. Combine sugar, flour, spices, and dash salt; mix with apples. Line 9-inch pie plate with pastry. Fill with apple mixture; dot with butter. Adjust top crust, cutting slits (if not doing lattice) for escape of steam; seal. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 400 degrees for 50 minutes or until done.

*Mom told me to finish the crust by dipping fingers in milk and smoothing/pinching the outer sides.

*Also, I like to cover the edges of the crust with tin foil so they don't over-brown. Take it off for the last 10-15 minutes of baking. Nicely browned crust -it works!

What dessert will you be having?

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