Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Perfect Apple Pie

It is that time of year again. The apples are ripe and falling from the trees. A neighbor shared his harvest with us so I decided to make an apple pie.

In 1968 my Grandmother Burford gave me the Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook for Christmas.
The cookbook spent time packed away in a trunk. It moved with me from location to location, from school to various jobs, from one apartment to another.
When I finally settled down it became my "go to" cookbook. One of my favorite recipes is for Perfect Apple Pie, on page 238 of the 1968 edition.

Perfect Apple Pie
6-8 tart apples, pared, cored, and thinly sliced (6 cups)
3/4 to 1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg
Pastry for 2-crust 9-inch pie
2 tablespoons butter
Oven 400 degrees
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 for escape of steam; seal.
Sprinkle with sugar.
Bake at 400 degrees for 50 minutes or till done.

Hot From the Oven

 Each time I pull out the old BHG Cookbook I feel like I am spending time with Grandmother. She passed away in 1985.
This piece is for Grandmother B.
I know she would approve.



  1. Thank you for posting this wonderful recipe. It's been my favorite and in my old cookbook that I cannot find after our most recent move!

    Lovely pictures and I'm most grateful this Thanksgiving to you!

  2. My granny had the same book it just took me forever trying to find this recipe....

    🤗🥧🥧📒nostalgia is wonderful