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We all love apple pie. I think maybe the reason for this is that for many years apples were probably the most available fruit. Apple pie became the symbol for all that was good in North America in spite of the fact that the apple is not native to it. The apple trees were brought from Europe and in the new world were mostly grown from seed.

There are probably as many varieties of apple pie as there are mothers. It is something that most often is made from feel rather than from a recipe. It is served with ice cream, whipped cream or cheese. In the case of our deep apple pie it is served with Cinnamon Whipped Cream (recipe below)

Ingredients for Deep Apple Pie

  • 6 medium cooking Apples
  • 1/3 cup Butter
  • ¾ cup Sugar
  • 1½ Tsp Vanilla
  • Pastry for 1-crust 9-inch pie
  • Light Cream
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon Whipped Cream (recipe follows)

Method for Deep Apple Pie

Heat oven to 425 degrees. Have ready an 8-inch glass baking pan.

Peel, core and cut apples into eighths.

Heat butter in a large heavy skillet. Add apple pieces, cover tightly (use aluminum foil if skillet has no lid) and cook gently just until apples are beginning to get tender (this depends on the kind of apples—watch carefully so they don’t overcook and start to break up).

Remove from heat. Add sugar and vanilla and stir gently. Pour into prepared pan.

Roll pastry into a square slightly larger than the pan and lay it on top of apples. Turn edges of pastry under and press firmly to sides of pan to seal well. Brush pastry with light cream and sprinkle generously with sugar. Cut large slashes in pastry to let steam escape.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve warm topped with Cinnamon Whipped Cream. (Serves 6.)


Ingredients for Cinnamon Whipped Cream

  • ½ cup Whipping Cream
  • 2 Tbsp Icing Sugar
  • ½ Tsp Cinnamon

Method for Cinnamon Whipped Cream

Combine ingredients in a small bowl and beat with rotary beater until stiff.

Fun Recipe Book for Making Pie

Ms. American Pie: Buttery Good Pie Recipes and Bold Tales from the American Gothic HouseI love cookbooks that you can just read. This Ms. American Pie: Buttery Good Pie Recipes and Bold Tales from the American Gothic House by Beth M. Howard is one of those books. The recipes are terrific and the book is a fun read.

About Pat Tate

Always a very busy person Pat has been interested in cooking and collecting recipes. In an effort to sort out a mound of favorite recipes and to be able to pass them on to the next generation she started this site Family, Foods, and Friends. Again she invites people to join her and to share their cooking adventures.

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