My Mama’s Apple Pie

It is so hard to believe that 2018 will mark 10 years since I lost my mother. At times it seems like just yesterday and sometimes it feels like an eternity that I have lived my life without her here beside me.

The holidays are always hard when it comes to missing loved ones. I’m no different than any one else when it comes to dealing with grief during the holidays.  One way I have found to honor my mother is by adding things she did during the holidays in our traditions. She only baked her apple pie during the holidays and you couldn’t tell me she hadn’t whipped up some magical concoction until her friend told me that her magic apple pie recipe lie in a pie plate that I still have.


apple pie recipe

I have since put it away because my children can be extra clumsy and they way memories and irreplaceable items are set up I thought it best to take it off display.

The recipe is really simple and contains sugar. Sooooo if you are watching your sugar or you have a thing against sugar …….this is not the recipe for you.



My Mama's Apple Pie
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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


Do you have a special keepsake recipe that you make only during the holidays?



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Mom, wife and friend. I moonlight as a cooker, baker, laundry folder and organizer. I like to think I do it in style. Unlikely Martha is my contribution to the internet in helping women "Keep House and Stay Fly!"


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