Grandma Eva’s Apple Pie
My grandparents Bert and Eva Haywood had a farm in Benzie County. When I was in 7th grade at Boardman School in Traverse City, I would often walk to the train depot after school on Friday and take the train to Bendon to spend the weekend with them. My grandfather would meet the train, picking up the mailbag for the post office. He would carry a lighted lantern, which was always comforting to me, as it would be dark outside by the time I arrived.
Grandma Eva’s kitchen always smelled like food, especially homemade bread and fresh apple pie. She cooked on an old kitchen woodstove. This is her recipe. – Phyllis Kilcherman
This recipe is featured in the article Kilchermans' Heirloom Apples in Leelanau County Northern Michigan in addition to the October 2013 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine.
- 2 cups plus 1/3 cup regular flour 1 cup shortening
- Dash of salt
- 1 cup of milk
- 2 quarts of Duchess of Oldenburg apples
- 3/4 cup plus sprinkle of sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- Dash of cloves
- 1–2 tablespoons butter, cut into pats Egg wash (1 egg, 2 tablespoons of milk, lightly beaten)