Nanny Pat's Special Apple Pie! Let me introduce to you Nanny Pat! This apple pie is an old family recipe and always very popular, especially for those who prefer a crustless pie! This is a great pie to make for Thanksgiving or Christmas time. It's always so popular.
Nanny's got a great story about her apple pie so take it away Nanny Pat!
"I have been making this pie forever it seems. We lived in a place, when we were first married that had Apple Orchards everywhere, and was easy to get great apples at their farmstands, making applesauce, cakes, pies, muffins, etc., was great with such fresh fruit.
My crazy family doesn't like crusts on the bottom of pies, even when it is homemade, which it almost always is, so there is never anything left on their plates with this dessert.
When we lived on a Lake, my BF for 65 yrs, myself and our daughter, rode on horseback to an abandoned farm that had very old apple trees, but the fruit was so wonderful, so the 3 of us packed our backpacks and filled them to overflowing with apples, and then we finished our ride, which was hard on the apples, being tossed about on our backs.
When we got home, we dumped them out, and yes, you can imagine, we had quite bruised apples. So, I got out the pie plates and we made 6-8 of these pies. Thank goodness I had 2 ovens and, with the 3 of us working, we had a jolly good time. With the other apples we had a pot of applesauce cooking. I thought I would never want to see an apple again.
My BF was going to a function the next day, and she was asked to bring dessert, so I copied the recipes off, and with the 3 pies, there was none left, but everyone wanted the recipe. The ingredients are always on hand, even now, so it makes for a real easy dessert so please enjoy my 'Nanny Pat's Special Apple Pie'"
Recipe by Pat Milton
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30 - 40 minutes
4 - 6 Persons
9 inch pie plate (oven proof)
10 small, 8 medium, or 6 huge Apples
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tsp salt
1 cups or 125 g All Purpose / Plain flour
6 oz or 170 g butter
1 cup or 200 g regular sugar
½ cup or 55 g chopped nuts - walnuts or pecans
1. Set oven to 350 F, Gas 4, 180 C
2. Grease your pie dish.
3. Peel and slice the apples (enough to fill plate ¾ full).
4. Mix 1 Tbsp sugar & 1 tsp cinnamon in a small bowl, and sprinkle over the apples.
5. In a saucepan, melt the butter then take off heat.
6. Combine flour, salt and Sugar in a bowl, then add 1 egg, and the melted butter.
7. Add chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans).
8. Spread batter evenly over the apples.
9. Bake 30-40 minutes or until golden. Set on a rack (if you can, as I usually have someone cutting into it while piping hot, and not set up.
My Dad always had a wedge of cheddar cheese with it. Hubby likes it hot with vanilla Ice cream, and some like it with whipped cream, or plain.
You should smell the kitchen...Yum...Yum... So easy, and is a Keeper, now for over 51 years. Hope you will try my pie and enjoy. My hubby loves nuts in everything.. but some may not so adapt it...
Bon Appetit....Love, Nanny
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Nanny Pat’s Special Apple Pie
Nanny Pat's Special Apple Pie. This apple pie is an old family recipe and always very popular, especially for those who prefer a crustless pie!
- 8 - 10 Apples
- 1 Tablespoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 cups or 125 g All Purpose / Plain flour
- 1 ½ sticks or 6 oz stick or 170 g butter
- 1 cup or 200 g regular sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ cup or 55 g chopped nuts - walnuts or pecans
- Set oven to 350 F, Gas 4, 180 C. Grease your pie dish.
- Peel and slice the apples (enough to fill plate ¾ full). Mix 1 Tbsp sugar & 1 tsp cinnamon in a small bowl, and sprinkle over the apples...
- In a saucepan, melt the butter then take off heat. Mix flour, salt and Sugar in a bowl, then add 1 egg, and the melted butter.
- Add chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans).Spread batter evenly over the apples.
- Bake 30-40 minutes or until golden. Set on a rack (if you can, as I usually have someone cutting into it while piping hot, and not set up.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 485Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 458mgCarbohydrates: 72gFiber: 7gSugar: 51gProtein: 5g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate
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Hello, did I get it all wrong, added t salt, 1 teaspoon, far to much, would be an easy recipe to use up
the apples. K. C
Made Nanny’s Apple Pie tonight, it was a hit. We enjoy cinnamon so I upped it to a tablespoon.of it. Hubby said best apple pie I have made him.
Hi! Recipe looks wonderful but I have to ask if the pie plate used is a standard 9 inch round or a square glass pan. The one in the photo appears to be either a square or rectangle glass pyrex.
Yes, it’s a 9 inch. Any pan will be fine!
Can I use Frozen apple’s to make the apple pie
Hi Missy, yes you can use frozen apples
This recipe sounds delicious. What type of apples do you use??
All I can say is OMG that pie didn’t last 5 minutes in my house . I am the worse baker ever and I followed your directions exactly has written it came out beautiful ..thank you so much
Wendi L Carrigansays:
I looked up 170G…Its 3/4 C or one and a half sticks…
Thank you Wendi. After stareing at it for awhile i realized what Nanny Pat meant. 1 1/2 sticks = 6 oz or 170 g. Anyways i will try it out. We love anything apple.
Wendi L Carrigansays:
IS that one half stick of butter or 1 and a half sticks of butter…??
Are you serious wben you say someone eats thjs pie with a piece of cheese? Sorry but that sounds disgusting.
To each their own! Cheddar cheese happens to be pretty popular with apple pie. Research recipes and you’ll see.
Looks like a great recipe and i would like to try it out. I have one question………i’m confused about the amount of butter. 1 1/2 oz stick / 6 or 170 g butter? One stick of butter is 4 oz. What is meant by 6 or 170 g? Please clarify and thank you for the lovely recipe, can’t wait to try it out (with cheddar cheese).
“Apple pie without cheese is like a kiss without a squeeze.”
That made me smile Liz! ?
It’s actually vey good. I have it with Vermont Cheddar Cheese. Sweet & Salty. Yum!
Apple pie without cheese is like a kiss without a squeeze (as my Dad always said). Cheese and apples go really well together. Try it!
You all had me in tears..as you see my children and their children called my mother “Nanny” and their cgildren called her “Great Nanny” and my mommy whom I loved dearly passed away 2 years ago come December8, 2016, i MISS HER VERY MUCH!! sHE IS IN MY HEART. She loved anything made with apples so in her memory I am going to make your lucious cake..thank you for letting me tell this story!!!
Jamie Honley-Denver, Colorado
My grandchildren call me’ NINA”
I hate bottom doughy pie crusts so this recipe is perfect for me. The ingredients are simple, the apple pie tasted *really good*. I didn’t have cinnamon but it still tasted yummy. Next time round, I might cook the apples till they have less moisture first before pouring the batter over to bake because the part where the top crust touches the apples remained kind of mushy. (Mushy, but still tasted great). Might want to reduce the sugar for the batter but i’m not sure if that will make the top less crunchy. The sugar, I think, made top crust crunchy because it caramelized during baking. Wonderful recipe that uses few ingredients and utensils/equipment. Less to wash up after that. This is my NUMBER ONE apple pie recipe. Thank you Nanny Pat, for sharing!
Hi Sophie, So glad you enjoyed the recipe! It is certainly a very popular pie for those who don’t like the traditional pie crust. I think (I haven’t tried), if you wanted to reduce the sugar, you could, but then hold a little back at the end for sprinkling on the top of the batter before baking. At least that way, it might give you the nice crispy top. It’s worth a try to see!
Thanks very much for writing in and wishing you a very wonderful 2016!
Okay, so I reduced the sugar by 40g today, and the crust top still managed to turn out crisp and crunchy (Hooray!)
I cooked the apples in a deep saucepan first to ‘force’ out the moisture. Then I scoop-drained the apples into the pie dish and pressed down to compact them together. For the apple juice that remained in the saucepan, I thickened with a teaspoon of cornflour, then drizzled all over the apples in the pie dish. This time round the part of the crust that touched the apples was significantly LESS mushy. Crunchier in fact. (Hooray again!)
Such a delicious pie! The combination of flavours from the apples and buttery crust was so yummy. My family was so looking forward to dessert after dinner. Everyone had seconds :)
Wooohoooo! I’m coming over for some of your pie too Sophie! Sounds like you’ve worked out exactly how you like it now. RESULT! Thanks for letting us know :)
This is a family favorite and enjoyed by friends too. I made one today and will make one for my mother-in-laws 90th birthday next week.I can’t say enough about how fabulous this pie is. I took one to a b’day party a few weeks ago and there was a beautiful home made red velvet cake but this pie was gone before the second slice of cake was served.
so nice to hear. nanny Pat will be over the moon when she reads what you’ve written!
At what point is the salt added.
Hi Debrina, sorry, yes, it goes in with the flour please. I will amend so it shows that. Thank you so much for pointing that out to me! Happy baking!
Yes, you mix in the PAN (you don’t put in a bowl) that you have melted the butter in. AND that you have taken OFF the burner,when butter is melted..sorry for any confusion…Hope you will make, enjoy, and comment too…<3 NH Nanny Pat USA :-)
Sue Thomas Franklinsays:
Yes ..What do you do with the butter ? mix it with the flour mixture ??
Nanny Pat has confirmed, the melted butter is added at Step 6, with the flour, egg etc. Thanks for asking the question! I have amended the recipe so it reads this. Much appreciated.
what do you do with the melted butter? Maybe I’m just reading this wrong, I really want to make this recipe. thanks in advance.
Hi Christina, thanks for your question. I am pretty sure you add the butter at stage 6, however i will double check with Nanny Pat…stand by!
Sue Thomas Franklinsays:
see # 6 …..
Made this and very good, but you must bake iit for 90 minutes at 350! Or otherwise it is mushy and raw. ‘Made is in an electric and gas oven and was the aane after 69 minuutes