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Apple Pie

Missing my mother for me exceeds surface grief at times. It often touches my taste buds when I think of certain meals that she cooked and although I may have the recipe, knowing that she threw in an extra dash of this and sprinkle of that of which I have no knowledge of makes me miss her even more.

A few years ago after moving into this house I wanted to taste her pie so bad, and while conversing with one of her friends I mentioned how much I missed that pie and she told me, “Chile that recipe was no secret, remember that plate she had with the recipe in it? That was the recipe she used.” Say what?!! For months I searched in boxes for that plate and couldn’t find it. One day out of the blue looking for my son’s baby book, I found it just sitting in the open. I’m not saying she came and dropped it there but if it was a snake it would’ve bit me.

*If I knew how to find gifs I would insert one here of Maria spinning in the meadow, Sound of Music style*

Ever since that day, the plate has been sitting on my counter, but I reserve making the pie for times when I am absolutely craving it. Seeing as we had tons of apples from our trip to the apple orchard I thought this would be a great time to make it. So I’m sharing with you, seeing that sharing is caring and all. You can even bring it to the potluck at work and pass it off as your own, I won’t tell.


apple pie recipe


So…if you are watching your sugar. THIS IS NOT THE PIE FOR YOU.


apple pie


The mixture of sugar and cinnamon may seem like a lot but the pie doesn’t come out overly sweet….at least in my opinion.






After 45 minutes in the oven…





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Homemade Apple Pie
Recipe type: Dessert
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  • 6 cups of pared, sliced tart apples
  • ¾ cup of Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • Pie Crust ( store bought or handmade, whatever floats your boat)
  1. Line pie pan with pie crust
  2. Fill with 6c. of apples
  3. In a bowl combine sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon
  4. Sprinkle mixture over apples
  5. Dot top of apples with butter cubes
  6. Cover with pie crust and seal edges.
  7. Bake at 400 degrees for 45-60 minutes

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    October 21, 2015 at 11:58 am

    I cannot for the life of me, make a good pie! It’s my one baking failure!!
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    October 21, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    This look

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    October 21, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    Wasn’t even done my comment lol. Was trying to say this looks so good! I haven’t tried to bake a pie…ever…but you have me thinking about it for real 🙂
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    October 21, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    I finally made one that rivaled my grandmother’s apple pie a few years ago and like you I can’t find the recipe…It will show up somewhere. In the meantime I do buy my crust….ain’t nobody got time to make no crust.
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    Tiffani G
    October 22, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    Ooh, we’re going apple picking at the end of the month and are looking forward to making a pie. Thanks for sharing your mom’s recipe–I’m sure she’s smiling down each time you make it.

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    October 23, 2015 at 12:03 am

    Looks delicious. That and a scoop of vanilla ice cream would bless my soul!!!
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    October 23, 2015 at 9:57 am

    I am so here for apple pie. Thank you for sharing your mom’s recipe with us. It’s a beautiful way to honor her. Now let me get some apples to make some pie this weekend. I just ordered a pretty pie dish from the Pioneering Woman. Who’s excited? I am. LOL

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    October 23, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    Oh Mimi, this pie looks so delicious. I’ve only made apple once before but I may need to try this one. My mother-in-law makes a good one too.
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    Tasheena @Our Delightful Home
    October 23, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    I’m going to dry not to run to the store, LOL. Drooling over here 🙂

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    November 15, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Seriously going to try to make this pie this weekend. I had a piece of apple pie from a cafeteria and every since, I’ve been fiending for some homemade apple pie. LOL!

    I’m sure yours was soooooo good.
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