Old-Fashioned Apple Pie for Thanksgiving


You’ve heard that phrase, “As American as apple pie.”   Well, come to find out ~ that’s not actually true.  



The most iconic pie of America’s culture is not American at all.  Apples were, in fact, brought to America in the 17th century by Europeans.  

Skipping ahead to the 1940’s, it was then, when the United States entered World War II, that “As American as apple pie” took off.  Back when journalists asked American soldiers why they were willing to fight in the war, it was “for mom and apple pie.”  


These days, the United States is one of the top producers of apples.  And when it comes down to integrating the juicy fruit into pies, it is easy to understand America’s pride for Apple Pie!

Apple pie is a "must-have dessert" on most Thanksgiving Day tables ~ this is my version with a flaky pastry crust and a juicy filling of apples, butter, sugar and a hint of spices.  It's a delicious way to use a bunch of apples ~ all gathered around your table will love the result!



Serve with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream, or Bill's way, with a slice of brick cheese. 

It makes perfect breakfast food!


OLD-FASHIONED APPLE PIE
Printable recipe


Ingredients:
4 pounds (about 8) apples, peeled and sliced thin (I use a mix of Honeycrisp and Granny Smith)
2 tablespoons lemon juice

⅔ cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
dash nutmeg

¼ teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
Pastry for double crust 9-inch pie*


Method:
Preheat oven to 375°.
Make crust, bring dough together and form into 2 disks, set aside.
In a large bowl, combine first 7 ingredients, up to butter.
Roll out one pastry disk and line a 9" pie plate with bottom crust.
Fill crust with apple mixture.
Cut butter into small pieces and scatter over filling.
Cool out remaining pastry and cover pie with it, pressing on rim to seal edges, flute as desired.
With a sharp knife, cut slits in crust for steam to escape.
Cover crust edge with 2-3-inch strip of foil to prevent excessive browning.
Place pie on oven rack with a pan centered under it on rack below to catch the drippings.
Bake at 375° for 20 minutes.
Reduce oven to 350° and bake for an additional 45 minutes to 1 hour, until crust is lightly browned and juices are bubbling.
Transfer the pie to a wire rack, let cool at least 2 hours.

*Easy pie crust recipe


Enjoy!



33 comments:

  1. Hi Pam! I did know this one.
    Learned it years and years ago on a baking show.
    Very interesting to learn where bakes come from.
    Happy Holidays and boogie boogie.

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  2. Fine looking pie Pam and I believe Bev uses the same apple mix in hers.

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    1. Thanks, Larry! I've seen pics of Bev's pies! Yum!

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  3. The Europeans may have introduced them here but it took Americans to make them into the world's second best kind of pie!

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    1. Hi Son! You betcha! Absolutely, we know good pie! Love

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  4. Oh my that pie looks heavenly. No way to make it keto! Bummer.

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  5. The pie looks phenomenal, Pam. I would love mine with cheese :-))

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    1. Thanks, Angie! I get the cheese thing, like I said Bill too! Take care

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  6. Mmmmm....this is one of my favorite pies and it's perfect for Thanksgiving. I'd swap out our pumpkin pie if Bill would let me!

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    1. Hi Liz! So many pie choices this time of year, I'd just like to sample them all! Have a good rest of the week!

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  7. Pam, Great looking pie! Love old fashioned apple pie served warm with vanilla ice cream. I have my fingers crossed that this will be an option along with the usual pumpkin pie at our son's house for Thanksgiving. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave P.S. What's Bubba's favorite pie??

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    1. Hi Dave! Thanks! Me too with apple pie, my mom made the best and neighbors were at the door when they smelled it! I like it with ice cream too. Bet it will be good at your son's house, whatever it is, but hope it's apple for you! I usually have pumpkin pie, a pecan pie and apple OR cherry. Now you have put the pressure on as I'm guessing Bubba would say cherry pie is his favorite.

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    2. A good home-made cherry pie is the king of pies! Apple is a close second but I'll choose cherry over any others every day!

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    3. Thanks, Bubba! I thought so!

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  8. Thanks for the background of the apple pie...and loving the look of yours, loaded of apples and spices...yum! And yes, with a scoop of ice cream!
    Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thanks, Juliana! Ice cream is great on pie! I love all the spices in apple pie and can't wait for Thanksgiving! Take care and have a wonderful week!

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  9. Interesting fact about apples, I didn't know that. Apple pie is one of my all time favorites. This one looks amazing.

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  10. Apple pie looks heavenly good Pam... happy holidays

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  11. Wow, you do make a beautiful pie. Who cares where it was invented?

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. You're right, just so we have it to eat! Have a good day, Mae!

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  12. Apple pie is great, isn't it? One of the best pies -- ever. Yours looks terrific -- super recipe. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks, John! Seems like most folks like apple pie, it's a good thing!

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  13. It looks so delicious and I like the touch of lemon juice in your recipe, Pam! Always apple pie and pumpkin pie for our Thanksgiving dessert. Never got into the cheese thing but ice cream and cinnamon whipped cream are a must :)

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    1. Hi Susan! That cinnamon whipped cream sounds great to me! Will definitely have to try that! Thanks and take care

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  14. Yum! Looks amazing! That was so interesting to read about your soldiers. Have a lovely weekend ☺

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  15. What a fab looking apple pie - the perfect Thanksgiving dessert.

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