Sunday Dessert – Old Fashioned Apple Pie

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:

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


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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

6 thoughts on “Sunday Dessert – Old Fashioned Apple Pie”

  1. Seeing your post reminded me how ready I am for a good homemade apple pie. Yours looks beautiful! Thanks Lillian, for all your great ideas.

  2. What a lovely meal that would be! I was just talking with a friend about apple pie, and what apples she likes. This sounds good to me, and when I get my Cameo apples next month, I’m going to try your recipe!

  3. Lillian, first let me say, “Happy Birthday!!” to you!! I have been following you for years and I just wanted to say how much I enjoy your posts. I’ve been so busy the past few months that I haven’t kept up with blogs and haven’t posted on mine, either. So, here I sit, reading through your posts from the last few months, and what a wonderful time I’ve had reading all your stories, recipes, knitting gifts, and memories. It has been so special to read about your Mom, your aunt Mabel, your daughters, and other friends & family close to you. I feel like I’ve been sitting at your kitchen table, hearing you tell all these wonderful stories and sharing recipes and memories. Thank you for sharing from your heart. It’s so kind of you to share all those prize-winning recipes, which I can’t wait to make! Have a wonderful 87th year (since you turned 86 already!) and may you continue to enjoy good health!

  4. Thank you for your kind words and birthday wishes. I always look forward to your posts to see what you are up to.

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