Home Baking Made EasyHere is page 8 of the vintage cookbook: Home Baking Made Easy that was published in 1953 by Lever Brothers Company.

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Page 8 - Two Crust Pies - Click To View LargerTwo-Crust Pies


Everybody’s favorite—lightly spiced. A tart, firm apple that holds its shape in baking is best for pies.

Bake in hot oven (425° F.) 45-55 min.
Makes one 9″ pie.

1 recipe “Water-Whip” Piecrust (p. 6)
6 cups pared, cored, thin apple slices
1 cup sugar*
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon butter or margarine

Make pastry (pp. 6-7); roll one half about 1/8″ thick and line a 9″ pie pan. Arrange half of sliced apples in pan. Mix sugar, spices, salt and lemon juice and sprinkle half over apples. Arrange remaining apples on top and sprinkle with remaining sugar. Dot with butter. Trim pastry even with pan. Roll remaining dough and lay over apples. Trim pastry 1/2″ beyond pan, fold it under bottom crust, press edges together with fork. Cut slits in top for steam to escape. Brush top with slightly beaten egg white and sprinkle with sugar. Bake as above.

*For very juicy apples, add 1 tablespoon CORNSTARCH to sugar mixture; mix well.


Juicy-rich, with a pretty “lattice” top! Easy to make with canned peaches.

Bake in hot oven (425° F.) 50-60 min.
Makes one 9″ pie.

3 cups canned sliced peaches, drained
1/2 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/3 cup peach sirup
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 1/2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca (or 3 1/2 tablespoons flour or cornstarch)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon grated orange rind
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1 recipe “Water-Whip” Piecrust (p. 6)
1 tablespoon butter or margarine

Combine first 8 ingredients. Make pastry (pp. 6-7). Roll one half about 1/8″ thick and line a 9″ pie pan. Trim pastry 1/2″ beyond pan, turn dough back; make a fluted rim (p. 9). Fill pie shell with peach mixture. Dot with butter. Roll remaining dough and cut into strips 3/8″ wide. Lay 7 strips over peaches; lay 7 more strips across them diagonally. Fasten ends of strips to rim. Brush strips with milk. Bake as above.

Lattice Tops: Use a pastry wheel to cut strips with “pinked” edges. For a woven lattice top, interlace strips.


First Cut Off Undercrust

First cut off undercrust even with edge of pan. Then cut top crust 1/2″ beyond pan; turn it under bottom crust.

Press Upper & Lower Crusts Together

Press upper and lower crusts together with floured fork. Or crimp edges together with thumb and forefinger.

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