My younger son and his family are here from St. Louis for their annual visit and I’m hosting the reunion dinner with the Cincinnati area family. I always get a big Honey Baked Ham and serve a buffet along with our favorite apple pie for dessert. Some of the men of the family (older son, son-in-law and grandson) will eat no dessert except this apple pie and everyone else enjoys it, so it has become a tradition.
From my 2007post: https://lillianscupboard.wordpress.com/2007/09/21/apple-pie-for-bill/
Bill's Apple Pie
5 cups peeled, cored, sliced apples – I prefer Golden Delicious
¾ cup granulated sugar
1 Tblsp. flour
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp salt
2 Tblsp. butter
Pastry for 9” 2-crust pie
1 T milk
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Combine apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a large bowl. Mix and let set while making crust. Fill pastry lined pie pan, dot with butter. Place top crust, flute edges, brush with milk and cut vents. Place pie on a large flat pan to catch spills and bake 45 minutes @ 375 degrees F . Cool on rack.
Also served: Honey Baked Ham, Swiss cheese, rye bread, baked beans, assorted salads, potato chips