Recipe by Countrywife
This is from the first Apple Hill Cookbook attributed to Alice Naslen. Alice, I've made many, many pies by request and shared your recipe with many people. I humbly thank you. I always keep an extra bottle of bitters now. When I open one, I buy another. Once when I ran out of bitters, the store didn't have any! Thanksgiving was not the same!
Top Review by Harmonyhill
I wanted to love this pie because it's different. The bitters add a great flavor and I found the custard/syrup to be really good. The finished product, however, was too sweet for my taste, and I wanted more apples than crust. I love the filling, so I'm wondering if it would be good in traditional pie crust. Thank you for a different kind of apple pie recipe.
- 2 cups apples, sliced and peeled
- 2 cups flour
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup rolled oats (quick or regular)
- 3⁄4 cup melted butter or 3⁄4 cup margarine
- 1 cup water
- 1 cup sugar
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 5 dashes bitters
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine crust mixture.
- Reserve 1 cup and press the rest in a pie tin.
- Put apples in crust.
- In a small pan mix water, sugar, salt, and cornstarch. Cook while stirring until mixture gets thick.
- Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and bitters.
- Pour hot custard over apples.
- Sprinkle reserved cup of crumbs over pie.
- Bake at 350°F for 50 to 60 minutes until crust is crunchy.