Jeremiah and I were both born and raised in Rogers, Arkansas; the older I get the rarer I find this to be. Both of our parents grew up in Rogers and graduated from Rogers High School. We don’t only share that commonality, but Jeremiah and I both grew up living next door to our grandparents. Jeremiah grew up living next door to his dad’s parents – The Keck’s. I grew up living next door to my mom’s parents – The Price’s. So we were very close to our grandparents during childhood and well into adulthood.
Doris Keck was my husband’s grandmother. He affectionately called her Nanny Keck his entire life. She loved to cook and she made the perfect apple pie every Christmas. Most people don’t think of apple pie as a Christmas pie, but we do. It reminds us of Nanny and her love for baking. I have made this pie filling at least a dozen times and it has always turned out perfect. I hope you enjoy the recipe.
Perfect Apple Pie Filling
- 7 tart Apples
- 1 cup Sugar
- 2 tbsp Flour
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp Nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- Pastry for Two Pie Crust
- Pare and slice the apples, thin.
- Combine Sugar, Flour, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, and Salt in a mixing bowl.
- Add the sliced apples to the sugar mixture and coat.
- Line 9" pie plate with one of the pastries; fill with apple mixture.
- Top apple pie with the remaining pastry, in a design of your choosing.
- Bake at 400° for 50 minutes.