1940’s Apple Pie Recipe

Hello my dears, it’s Emily Rae here!


Happy Wednesday to all! For my birthday, my parents gifted me with an absolutely amazing Tiffany Blue mixer that is PERFECT for baking!

Today, I present to you an absolutely lovely recipe from the 1940’s (my favorite kind of recipe, without question). I stumbled upon this classic Apple Pie and new I had to add it to my Retro Recipes series on here.

Simple and easy to bake, this Apple Pie is perfect for the upcoming holiday months, or a lovely, mid-week treat to get you to the weekend in tasty vintage style!

For ingredients, all you need is…

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Truthfully, the recipe is very self-explanatory: mix crust ingredients together then mix filling ingredients together and add to crust. It’s that simple! A couple of things to note: the crust can be made 2 days ahead. Also, something that I wish I had known is that you have to allow the crust to chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours once the crust is molded into your desired shape. I am not the most patient person and thus, this was rather difficult for me to stand! Haha 🙂

Once ready to pop in the oven, pre-heat your oven to 400°F. Once the oven heats to this temp, you can reduce the heat to 375°F so that your pie does not easily burn (trust me, this is rather easy to do if you forget/have a million things going on that day!) The pie will bake in the oven for about an hour and a half, although, I kept mine in for a solid hour and 45 minutes, as I wanted the perfect crispy texture on the outside and crisp pie consistency on the inside 🙂

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Another tip I have found with this dish is that if you sprinkle a dash of pure sugar onto the pie, just as you are putting it into the oven, it adds a subtle hint of sweetness to the dessert that, once baked over, is pure 1940’s dessert-heaven!

Also, non-stick spray is your best friend with baking! Spray it on your baking tools, pans and platters and anything that can easily get dough stuck to it, as that is such an unwanted hassle that all bakers go through when not using non-stick spray!


And with that, this Retro Recipe is complete! I always forgot how peaceful baking is. Blaring 1940’s music in my kitchen while baking my favorite treats is truly a Saturday well-spent 🙂

I hope everyone has a lovely rest of the week! I have my first Halloween themed post going up on Friday, so stay tuned…

As always, I’m Emily Rae, wishing you all a lovely day! See you soon, my dears!

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