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Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
This pie is delicious, with a very unique flavor. I read somewhere Marlborough Pies were originally one of the traditional Thanksgiving desserts. Hope you enjoy it! I got the recipe from a Domino sugar brochure many years ago.
- 1 cup applesauce
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon, rind of, grated
- 1⁄2 cup light brown sugar, plus
- 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 4 eggs, slightly beaten
- 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine, melted
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 9 inches pie shells, lightly baked
- sweetened whipped cream, if desired (to garnish)
- Preheat oven to 450.
- Combine all the ingredients except the pie crust and blend well.
- Pour into the pie crust.
- Bake for 15 minutes.
- Reduce the heat to 350 and bake 15 minutes longer, until a knife inserted halfway between the center and the edge comes outclean.
- Cool on a wire rack If desired, garnish with sweetened whipped cream.
- NOTE: To avoid the crust from browning too quickly, cover the edges with aluminum foil and remove 10 minutes for the pie finishing baking.
This is the 2nd version i've tried for Marlborough pie and it came out excellent. last year I tried the recipe that called for grated apple and more lemon peel in place of the applesauce. It was a bit too tart and just not a great consistency. However this recipe was smooth and light and the flavor was delicious plus it holds its place in historical New England thanksgiving tradition. Thanks!