Saturday, October 9, 2010

Your Momma's Best Apple Pie!

Who's Momma? I had no idea. My Mom was a great cook, but she never made this for me. (Do you feel sorry for me yet?) I've been making this since the late 80's with nary a clue where it came from. Since then I figured out, thanks to genius-level mathematical skills, that if it wasn't my Momma, it must have been yours! Tell me if I'm wrong. If I'm right, give her a big hug for me, because her genius made it possible for me to make this marvelous pie!

Pie Filling

1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
3 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
6 large, or 7 medium apples. Peeled, cored and sliced

Combined the sugars, flour, and cinnamon in a large bowl. Add sliced apples and toss well to mix.


1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup (1 stick) of real butter

Combine the flour brown sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl. Cut in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Scatter the topping thickly over the apple filling

Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes or until the crust and topping are nicely browned.

First make your favorite pie shell. The recipe I used follows. Then peel 6 large or seven medium apples. Use your favorite. I used Red Delicious.
Chop up those apples!
Here's what it looks like after the chopped apples have been spiced and put in the pie shell.
The uncooked pie topping is now on.
All done. Now we just have to wait until it cools.

My easiest pie crust

This recipe was given to me by my Mom. Not yours.

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup milk.

Combine ingredients, and roll out between sheets of wax paper. Take the top sheet of wax paper off. Place an empty pie pan upside down on the exposed dough. Put your hand under the bottom layer of wax paper and tip it all upside down so it ends up in the pie pan. Fit and crimp as desired.


  1. It certainly looks fantastic even if you don't know where this recipe came from!

  2. Your pie looks great! I'm a big fan of one crust pies that have an alternate topping. This one sounds perfect!

  3. I'll have to try this very soon ... looks perfect.

  4. My Momma makes great apple pies! This doesn't look like her recipe, but it does look delicious!