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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Mom's Homemade Apple Pie. A wonderful old family recipe, simple ingredients, easy to make and delicious every time! Perfect for a regular family dessert, or to take to pot lucks, Thanksgiving, or anytime!
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I just took out the nanny’s special apple pie. It smells soooo good. I made today and will be eating it tomorrow. Looks yummy.
Made this on Monday for my hubby and son – they ate it all in one day. Made a bigger one a day later and it’s half gone! So good! I am going to try making this with a cheesecake batter on the bottom with the apples and the crust on top!
I am so excited to make some of these recipes. They all look so delicious. I don’t cook as much as I used to because of arthritis in my hands but I will do my best. Thank you for sharing.
I had this recipe on hold since November and finally dove in. Well, it definitely is simple enough. However, I used a 10″ deep dish pie and the topping spilled down the sides. Luckily I put the pie dish on a parchment paper covered pan. I upped the to 375 degrees and it baked it another 20 minutes due to the density. So next time – 8 1/2″ x 11″ inch dish. Being that today is Valentine’s my husband and I created out menu during this Covid ridden time. Grass fed T-bone steaks with a horseradish steak sauce, bacon wrapped scallops with a maple syrup soy sauce glaze, glazed fresh carrots and homemade Italian Semolina Bread. This pie/cobbler is for dessert. I will write up how it all went . . . stay tuned. . . . .
I made this per the recipe the first time and we loved it. I’m trying it a second time with only a stick of butter (8 tablespoons). I hope it comes out as well. Thank you!
Made this today with McIntosh apples… my favorite apple to bake with… I also used 1:1 gluten free flour and added a 1/4 tsp baking powder.. Turned out great although I did have to bake for an additional 15 minutes, however that is not unusual when using gluten free flour.. My house smells wonderful!!!…. Made this for dessert for dinner… can’t wait to taste it and see what my main taste tester( my husband!) says about it!!! Thank you for a great recipe!❣️
I made this pie today. The batter sunk into the apples and the result is a gooey mess. I measured everything exactly as stated in the recipe, but the batter was oily and thin.
Is one cup of flour enough or is 6 ounces of butter too much?
Joyce A Solomonsays:
i made this pie today myself and i had the same result the batter was difficult to spread and was very oily it is baking as i write this. I am not sure how it will come out. There didnt seem to be enough batter to cover all the apples.
I put the batter in a large baggie and trimmed the tip off and pipped the batter on top in a pretty pattern. Turned out perfect!
Oh my goodness! This recipe is almost exactly the same as my great-grandmother’s “quick apple pie” recipe that she made for most of her married life. Her recipe uses a little less butter and a little less flour and instead of a batter that’s pourable, you have to dab it over the apples to cover. But still we get the same response to this apple pie as you get to yours. Everybody wants the recipe!
Would you share your mom’s recipe for quick apple pie?
This recipe was delicious; I took it to a small gathering and everyone loved it. Will definitely make again.
Just made Nanny’s Apple pie and wanted to say thank you! My husband loves it and I will be making it all the time now.
I just made this and the batter seemed to oily, I made another batch of batter still same, put in oven 40mins did not make a crust or topping just a wet mess on top of all those apples….was there something missing in this recipe?
Disappointed but will to try it again if there was an error in the recipe
Hi Bobbie, thanks for writing in and sorry to hear the batter hasn’t worked out how it should do.
I can think of a few things which may be the cause;
I’m wondering, did you add the butter at step 6?
Was your oven at the correct temperature and is it correctly calibrated (is the thermometer correct and working properly)
Did you preheat the oven first, and then pop the pie in?
The batter certainly shouldn’t be oily, but more cake like just like in the photos.
I’m wondering if you felt it was oily because it wasn’t cooked through? Sometimes it can take on an oily appearance until the batter is cooked and set (a bit like a cake). If so, perhaps it needs to stay in the oven a bit longer, hence my question about if you preheated your oven or if the thermostat is not accurate?
I hope some of these questions can help solve the problem for you.
It is a really lovely recipe and very popular too, so I do hope you can get a chance to try it once more and hopefully everything will be perfect!
Could I double all of the ingredients and make it in a 9×13 inch baking dish? This recipe sounds amazingly delicious.
Hi Kelley, yes of course. The bake time should be roughly the same. Enjoy!
I try this recipe today. Is the batter a cake like batter or runny. Mine came out runny. Does the crust rise to the top. Mine did not . it was mushy in the center and it still took me 90 minutes to bake.came out more like a bread pudding.?
Oh my Teresa! It sounds like you e had a hard time with the recipe. The batter should be thick, like cake batter and rise a little on top when baked. I’m wondering if you added the flour because that is the only reason I can think of why it would be so runny?
I make the same pie, the only difference is I layer mine & double the crust recipe. I use a 9×13 pan. We call it Swedish Apple Pie.
Could one use this recipie for deserts in a jar? I’ve seen lots of deserts baked in a small canning jars for individual size desserts. I live in Apple country (eastern WA state) so apples of all kinds are very plentiful. Thank you for this recipie.. I can’t wait to try!!!