President Calvin Coolidge said he never ate anything half as good as the pork apple pies his stepmother made. One hopes he and Mrs. Coolidge tried the Red Lion Inn apple pie on one of their visits. We bet it’s every bit as good as his mom’s.
Yields 1 pie
- 5 pounds McIntosh apples, peeled, cored and sliced (If McIntosh are not available, substitute another tart apple such as Cortland.)
- 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- Crust for a two-crust pie (recipe follows)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon milk
Preheat oven to 375º.
Place apples in a large bowl. Combine 1 cup of the sugar and the cinnamon and add to the apples. Toss until well mixed.
Fill the unbaked pie shell with the apple mixture, and dot with the butter. Fit the top crust over the filling, and crimp the top and bottom edges together to seal the apples in.
Whisk together the egg and the milk. Brush the top crust with this egg wash and sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon sugar. Pierce the top crust in several places with a sharp knife.
Bake at 375º for 50 to 60 minutes, or until the apples are tender when tested with a thin knife.… Read the rest