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Welcome to our family cookbook. We're not into taking fancy pictures or doing colorful websites. We are just into food: cooking it and eating it. These are recipes that we have created, adapted or received from friends. Most of all they are recipes that we love. We hope you will love them, too.

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The original recipe apparently had no temperature for baking, or maybe I missed it. Pick a good pie baking temp!

1 1/4 c. sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 t. salt
1/3 c. shortening
1 egg
1 T. lemon juice
3 apples
2 T. butter
1 1/2 c. walnut halves
1/3 c. light brown sugar (firmly packed)
1/2 c. granulated sugar
2 T. flour
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/4 t. nutmeg
1/4 t. salt

Sift flour and salt together in bowl. Cut in shortening until mealy. Beat egg and lemon juice together slightly and stir into flour mixture with a fork until it holds together. Gather pastry together into 2 balls, wrap in waxed paper and chill while filling is being prepared.

Pare, core and slice apples. They should measure 3 cups sliced. Pour melted butter over bottom of a 9 inch pie pan. Place walnuts, flat side up in pan, sprinkle brown sugar over nuts. Mix granulated sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and sliced apples.

Roll 1 pastry ball into thin circle about 11 inches in diameter. Prick with fork lines and place on top of sugar and nuts. Cover with apple mixture. Now roll the second ball of pastry in a 10 inch circle and arrange on top of apples. Crimp pastry edges to seal pie.

Prick top to allow steam to escape and bake [at normal pie baking temp] 30 to 35 minutes or until nicely browned. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, then invert on serving plate and remove pan. Serve warm.

Keywords: desserts   Category: Desserts    Cookbooks: Carl and Hugh
Recipe by Marie McNeal     Added: March 01, 2007 by deebeeeff     Last Updated: July 03, 2015
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