Plain Apple Pie


2 tbsp flour                                                     1/4 tsp cinnamon

6 medium apples, sliced                              1 tsp butter

1 cup sugar                                                      1 tbsp water

Mix flour, apples, sugar and cinnamon. Pour into an unbaked pie shell. Add the water, then dot the center with butter. Place 1/2 inch strips of dough over the apples, connecting the strips to the sides of the pie shell. Bake at 400 degrees until the apples are done.

  • Mandy’s Hints: The above recipe is written just as it appears in the book. For the pie crust, I used what’s listed on the Crisco tin (per my mom, she’s always used that as her pie crust).
  • As I couldn’t quite do the 1/2 inch strips, I just did a basic crust on top of the pie. I need to so some more practicing before I get all fancy and do that type of pie crust. 😉
  • Also, per my mom, I LIGHTLY brushed the top of the pie crust with milk and then sprinkled some sugar over it.
  • I baked my pies for about 20-30 minutes – until the apples were soft and the juices were clear.

*The Amish Cooking cookbook has hundreds (maybe thousands? I haven’t counted and don’t plan on it..) of recipes and no names were listed as to whom to give credit to for the actual individual recipes. Therefore, I can not give credit to the proper person for this delicious, basic apple pie recipe.

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