Our pie recipe

Our recipe comes from a lot of different sources, all patched together.  We also bake in bulk, which changes the recipe a bit.


3 pie crusts (You can make your own pie crusts or use store bought)

10 pounds of assorted apples (We use at least 50% granny smith)

3/4 White sugar (to collapse the apples)


3 cups sugar

3/4 cups flour

2 tbsp cinnamon

3/4 tsp nutmeg


1/2 cup butter

1 cup Brown Sugar

3/4 cup flour

3/4 cup oatmeal

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp salt

Peel and slice all of the apples.  Toss with 3/4 cup of white sugar and place in a colander over a larger bowl.  This collapses the apples and will take a half hour at least.  The longer you wait, the better.

When apples are collapsed, place pie crusts in preferred baking container (glass, aluminum, whatever) and arrange sliced apples.  Combine seasoning ingredients and dust over each layer.

Bake 3 pies for 30 minutes at 350.

After 30 minutes of baking, combine topping ingredients in a bowl, using a pastry cutter for best results.  Topping should hold together in small pea-sized bits.  Now top the half-baked pies generously with oatmeal-crumble topping, and bake for another 30 minutes at 350.

Serve (still warm if possible) to 20 or so of your favorite revolutionary friends!

Special thanks to Alton Brown and Good Eats, the official* cooking show of Pie it Forward.

*(totally not official or endorsed in any way)

3 thoughts on “Our pie recipe

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  3. Enjoyed your apple and peach pies last night in Jenkintown, PA. What a treat!! Thank you so much for making it a special night for us!! Good luck with your future ventures!!

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