I was looking through the cookbook that the First Baptist church of West Orange Church made back in the 80’s when Charlie was pastor, for one of mama’s cakes when I found this Applesauce Pie. My mother-in-law, Amaline Granger, passed away June 18, 2002, and I always like paying a tribute to her in my column. She was a very good cook and a wonderful mother-in-law.
This recipe caught my eye. This cookbook is in a thousand pieces. It has been used and reused many a time. But back to mama.
The got to where she couldn’t swallow her pills, so the Hospice doctor said to put them in applesauce. So, we tried that. Well, she always swallowed the applesauce and most of the time the pill was still in her mouth. Sometimes we would catch it and at times, we didn’t find that little tad-bit out until we would find it later. I started crushing the pills and putting them in applesauce or blackberry jelly.
She really liked applesauce, however, I’m sure this got old before she passed on. I know she would like the pie better. So, this is for mama.
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup sugar
1 cup applesauce
1/2 stick oleo
1 tsp. Vanilla
1/4 tsp. Lemon
cinnamon to taste
Mix and bake in prepared pie shell at 350 degrees until well done.
Now I have never made this pie so I don’t know exactly how long to bake it, however, I am assuming at least 30 minutes. This was given to us by Carrie Pementer.
Hope you enjoy.