Tuesday, February 28, 2012

ELSIE'S GRATED-APPLE PIE

This is another pie from the 1958 Good Housekeeping's Party Pie Book.  I have no idea why it matters if you make this pie early in the day or late in the day.  However, this part of the instructions is bold in the little cookbook.  Perhaps it was to use the oven before the heat of the day?

1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teasp. baking powder
1/8 teasp. salt
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2 tablesp. granulated sugar
1 egg
1/2 teasp. vanilla extract
4 pared large tart apples
2 tablesp. grated lemon rind
2 tablesp. lemon juice
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg

Early in day: Start heating oven to 350 degrees.  Into bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt; with pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until very fine.  With fork, beat together 2 tablesp. sugar, 1 egg, and vanilla; stir into butter mixture.  With fingers, press cookie-crust mixture to bottom and side of a 9" pie plate, and form small rim.  Using fine grater, grate apples.  Add elmon rind and juice, 1 cup sugar, and 1 egg; mix well.  Turn into lined pie plate.  Bake 50 to 60 min.  Cool on wire rack.  Top with 1 or more cheese cutouts (use cookie cutter and packaged process Cheddar cheese slices). 
This is the bottom pie on the pie stand.

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