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Apple Pie

I know there will be numerous posts on this subject but bear with me! My partner is desperate for me to make an apple pie like his nanna used to make, but am unable to get her recipe or her tips/tricks/methods. He wants it to be mostly apple sauce type filling, which is fine, I have a tin of pie apples and a jar of apple sauce. The real request is apparently she did something between the crust and the layer of apple sauce that made the base/filling seem almost creamy (for lack of a better description)

Any ideas how I can achieve this? Putting cream on the bottom I'm guessing it not going to work. I'm at my wits end trying to recreate nanna's apple pie so here I am! Any ideas would be much appreciated :)

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desolina
Oct. 25th, 2012 09:56 am (UTC)
I'd guess that it would be some kind custard.
gigglebytes
Oct. 25th, 2012 10:53 am (UTC)
omgosh, I didn't even think of that! Thank you for the idea :)
bikinidip
Oct. 25th, 2012 03:08 pm (UTC)
Perhaps that stuff that gets skimmed off the top of hot milk? I forget what it's called in English but we used it a lot in Egypt. It's delicious on bread with jam!
gigglebytes
Oct. 26th, 2012 01:53 am (UTC)
Whey, perhaps? Not entirely sure, but now I am curious about trying it with bread and jam!
bikinidip
Oct. 26th, 2012 02:26 am (UTC)
Aha! Clotted cream. Thank you, google.
kamaliitaru
Oct. 25th, 2012 04:44 pm (UTC)
I'm thinking nanna made a variation of Marlboro pie. Here is a small version of the recipe I got from my Fannie Farmer Baking Book. I haven't tried it, so I don't know if this is what you are looking for (the other option may be a version of Swiss Apple Custard pie). I figure at the very least, I've given you a few new google terms...

Marlboro Pie

Pie Dough for 1 9" pie, prebaked until very lightly cooked (about 10-15 minutes)

Filling:
2 cups unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup evaporated milk or heavy cream
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. nutmeg
4 tablespoons butter, melted

Preheat oven to 450. Combine the applesauce and sugar in a mixing bowl, then beat in the eggs and lemon juice. Add the evaporated milk or cream, cinnamon, nutmeg, and melted butter, and stir until the mixture is thoroughly blended. Pour the filling into the pre baked crust and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce the heat to 350 and continue baking for about 20 minutes, until the filling is almost set but the center remains slightly soft.
gigglebytes
Oct. 26th, 2012 01:54 am (UTC)
This may actually be something she would do, as it down come out quite "set" and not sloppy as I would imagine an apple sauce pie would come out. If not, definitely have to try it because it sounds so good! Thank you :)
kamaliitaru
Oct. 26th, 2012 02:39 am (UTC)
Hope it works for you. Once I read it, I wanted to make a version with crushed pineapples and coconut milk. Let me know if it works, it does sound good. By the way, I thought it may be close, since it was in the "Old Fashioned Pies" section. Fanny Farmer is pretty good with having older recipes.
gigglebytes
Oct. 29th, 2012 12:07 pm (UTC)
Will have to google Fanny Farmer when I get a moment, I love looking at older recipes even just for ideas for new ones!
royalewcheeze
Oct. 26th, 2012 04:44 pm (UTC)
http://userealbutter.com/2012/10/15/custard-apple-pie-recipe/#more-11374

I found this recipe a few days ago and I'm DYINGGGGG to make it. Maybe your partner will like this one?
desolina
Oct. 28th, 2012 10:58 pm (UTC)
I've made similar pies and they are delicious. You should definitely give this one a go.
gigglebytes
Oct. 29th, 2012 12:08 pm (UTC)
This sounds so good, will definitely have to try it even if its not what he's after, pretty sure I'll love it! Thanks!
arabwel
Oct. 30th, 2012 09:20 pm (UTC)
Quark, maybe? :D
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