Tuesday, November 24, 2015

"Hollee"Day Apple Pie

Katie: My wonderful cousin (yes, the one who did the plays with me) wrote a post for my blog! Without further ado, here’s her post:

The falling leaves and chilly breeze can only point to one thing: here come the holidays!  As the most wonderful time of the year approaches, I find myself looking back on cherished memories of holidays past—making me all the more ready to gather with family and create new memories

 If you are anything like me, family and food are the two highlights of your Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations.  This year, my sister and I are teaming up to make our famous apple pie—at least, famous in our family.

This recipe is simple, yet the result is scrumptious!  When topped with ice cream, warm caramel drizzle, and a sprinkle of cinnamon, this pie makes a delightfully decadent finale to your holiday feast.  As you gather with your family this year, don’t forget to give thanks for your many blessings!



  • 6 cups of apple (approx. 7 - 10 medium.)
  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon, heaping
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • Dash of salt
  • 2 pie crusts
  • Pat of butter, melted

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. To prepare the filling, skin and slice apples. Place in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Mix in flour, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  4. Incorporate the apple and spices. Set filling aside.
  5. Place one of the pie crusts in the bottom of a pie pan.
  6. Spoon in filling.
  7. Top with other pie crust. (See video below.) Brush the melted butter on top and sprinkle a little sugar over it.
  8. Cover your edges with foil and bake your pie for 25 minutes. (Put a pan underneath to catch any dripping.)
  9. Take off foil and continue baking for 20 minutes. Your pie should be golden brown and the filling should be bubbling.
  10. Let your pie cool before serving to your loved ones. If desired, serve with ice-cream, warmed caramel, and cinnamon. Enjoy and have a blessed holiday!
This recipe comes from my mother’s dear friend, Hollee.


  1. Jonathan, Honeycrisp and Braeburn apples work well.
  2. The filling can be prepared in advance and frozen.


…giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ… - Ephesians 5:20

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