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.
So…if you are watching your sugar. THIS IS NOT THE PIE FOR YOU.
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…
- 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)
- Line pie pan with pie crust
- Fill with 6c. of apples
- In a bowl combine sugar, cornstarch and cinnamon
- Sprinkle mixture over apples
- Dot top of apples with butter cubes
- Cover with pie crust and seal edges.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 45-60 minutes
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