Basic Apple Pie Recipe

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   Recipe from the first lady in 1975, Mrs. Gerald Ford and a Recipe from the Vice Presidents wife in 1975, Mrs. Nelson Rockefeller.

Enjoy recipes from an old cookbook made years ago from a rural community plus a recipe from the White House during that time.

Basic Apple Pie Recipe

Recipe from Mrs. Nelson A Rockerfeller, Vice Presidents Wife

New York State Flat Apple Pie

   Ingredients required
2 cups of flour
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup margarine
3 to 4 teaspoons ice water
11 to 12 New York State apples, medium size
1 cup sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 cup New York State maple syrup
New York State sharp cheese sliced

Preheat oven 450/350 degrees

Instructions for New York State Flat Apple Pie

   Crust:Cut the butter and margarine into the flour with knife or pastry blender until like cornmeal. Add ice water gradually, and work in just enough to hold together. Roll out on board or Marble Slab (lightly floured) until 1 inch thickness and place in refrigerator for 20 minutes. Remove and again row, this time to 1/8 inch thickness. Use flat pan or baking sheet 15 x 10 cover with prepared crust.

Filling: Peel, core and cut each apple into six sections. Arranged in one layer on the cross in pan. Mix sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle over the apples, then sprinkle with lemon juice. Bake in oven which has been preheated to 450 degrees for 20 minutes, then reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake another 30 minutes. Remove from oven, sprinkle with the New York state maple syrup, and serve while warm with a generous slice of New York State sharp cheese.

Brown Bag Apple Pie

   Ingredients required
1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell
3 or 4 large apples
1/2 cup sugar for filling
2 tablespoons of flour for filling
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar for topping
1/2 cup flour for topping
1/2 cup butter one stick

Preheat oven 425 degrees

Instructions for Brown Bag Apple Pie Recipe

   Pare, core and cut apples into eighths. Put in a large bowl, combine 1/2 cup suga,r two tablespoons of flour and nutmeg in cup. Sprinkle over apples, toss to coat well, spoon into pastry shell and drizzle with lemon juice. For topping combine 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup flour in bowl. Cut in butter and sprinkle over apples. Slide pie into brown paper bag. Fold over, twice, fastened with paperclip and place on cookie sheet. Bake in hot oven for 1 hour, split bag open. Remove pie and cool on rack. Serve plain or with ice cream. Makes one 9-inch pie.

List of Pie Pastry Recipes

Apple Pie
Blueberry Pie
Cherry Pie
Cream Cheese Pie
Lemon Pie
Lime Pie
Mince Meat Pie
Pear Pie
Pecan Pie
Pie Crust
Pumpkin Pie
Rhubard Pie

Baking Abbreviations
tsp. - teaspoon
Tbsp. - tablespoon
C. - cup
pt. - pint
qt. - quart
pk. - peck
bu. - bushel
oz. - ounce, ounces
lb. - pound, pounds
sq. - square
min. - minute, minutes
hr. - hour, hours
mod. - moderate, moderately
doz. - dozen
Simplified Measures
dash - less than 1/8 teaspoon
3 teaspoons = 1 tablespoon
16 tablespoon = 1 cup
1 cup = 1/2 pint
2 cups = 1 pint
2 pints (4 cups) = 1 quart
4 quarts(liquid) = 1 gallon
8 quarts(solid) = 1 peck
4 pecks = 1 bushel
16 ounces = 1 pound
2 tablespoon = 1/4 cup
5 1/3 tablespoons = 1/3 cup
8 tablespoons = 1/2 cup
10 2/3 tablespoons = 2/3 cup
12 tablespoons = 3/4 cup
14 tablespoons = 7/8 cup