Friday, September 03, 2010

Candy Apple Pie

I've been having trouble getting pictures to load this week on Blogger, but I have a great recipe as part of a 'Family Reunion' Labor Day Weekend menu. This is from the Complete Holiday Cookbook, 60's.

The complete menu:
Southern-Fried Chicken
Baked Beans with Frankfurters
Barbecued Potato Casserole
English Pea Casserole Special (oh boy)
Tuna Club Salad
Gourmet Tossed Green Salad
Mince Cream Pie (sounds like something Molly would like)
Candy Apple Pie
Filbert Caramel Pie

While I may put up recipes of some scarier parts of that menu this weekend, let's start with the yummy sounding Candy Apple Pie:
7 cups slice pared cooking apples
1 1/4 cups sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. nutmeg
Double crust pie pastry
2 1/2 tablespoons butter or margarine
3/4 tsp. light corn syrup
1/3 cup toasted filberts, chopped (I'd skip that one)

Mix apples with 3/4 cup sugar and spices.  Roll out half the pastry on lightly floured surface to 1 1/2 inches larger than inverted 9-inch pie plate; fit into plate and trim edge.  Add apple filling; dot with 1 tablespoon butter.  Roll out remaining pastry to 9-inch circle; cut into 6 wedges.  Place on pie and flute edge.  Bake in 400 degree oven for 45 minutes or until apples are tender.  Stir remaining sugar in large heavy skillet over medium heat until melted and deep golden brown; stir in corn syrup.  Remove from heat; mix in remaining butter and filberts.  Spoon over pastry wedges on pie; cool.  Yield:  1 9-inch pie.

I've been reading a lot of medical romances for a freelance project. My Grandma Curtin used to keep a stack of these in her closet. Anyone read these? I like watching those types of shows, too.

What are you baking and reading this weekend?

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