Yield: 1 Pie
You need a basic pie crust, and a 9 inch pan. Set aside Cut up 6 cooking (green, or tart) apples, and boil them for 5 minutes or until slightly soft. set aside.
Melt ½ cup of butter, and pour into the pie crust. Add ½ cup of brown sugar, followed by ½ cup of finely ground pecans (although walnuts or filberts will do). Place the apples on top of this, and evenly spread a mix of :
¼ cup brown sugar, ½ cup white sugar, 1 tbsp cinammon, ½ tsp ginger, nutmeg to taste (½ of a nutmeg or more in my experience). make sure it covers all the apples evenly, so you may wish to add the apples and the coating in alternate layers.
Top off with several pats of butter on the surface of the pie, and lay the crust down over the top. Cut vents in the crust.
Bake for 10 minutes at 450, then drop the temp to 350, and bake for another 20 minutes. It should come out with a carmelized nut bottom, and fragrant, soft-apple filling.
* From the Polka Dot Cottage, 1-201-822-3627, NJ's BBS for Homemakers! Posted by FERD on 11-06-95
Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #710 by Lisa Clarke <lisa@...> on Aug 1, 97