American Classics

Apple Pie

August 2, 2021
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Good recipes are like friends, they come and they go. Some, you may not see for a long while, so when reconnected, it’s with a flood of happiness. Some you may take for granted. Others, you wish you could see much more of.  Thinking of this, I realized that in all the years I’ve written about vintage recipes, I’ve never done a post about apple pie. Iconic. American. Just apple. Pie.  It seemed about time. 

I do have a favorite. I’ve tweaked it over the years to make my own. It’s originally credited to a community cookbook writer’s grandmother I don’t know to name, but sure would like to thank. This pie is pure, homely and perfect. 

It takes time to make a good pie.   So, this is a chance to settle in to enjoy the making. Put good music on while you peel, core and slice the apples. Immerse in the sensory, breaking the little bits of butter into the flour with your fingertips, rolling out the dough. And read that good book or write that letter to the friend you miss the most, while the pie bakes.  

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