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"During the hard winter of 1880 and 1881, the supply trains could not get through to De Smet until May. Then Pa bought white flour, sugar, dried apples and other badly needed supplies. The Ingalls family decided to invite Mr. and Mrs. Boast to have Christmas dinner in May. While Ma stewed the dried apples, Laura and Mary picked the stems from some dried raisins to put in the pie. Try adding some raisins to this old recipe for dried apple pie."
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Soak the dried apples in water overnight.
- Drain off the water and mix the apples with the sugar, cinnamon, and allspice.
- Line an 8-inch pan with one of the pie crusts and add the apple mixture.
- Dot with the butter and cover with the second crust.
- Slash the top of the pie for ventilation.
- Bake in the oven for about an hour, or until the crust turns golden brown.