This is the same apple pie recipe my mom has been using for as long as I can remember. In my opinion, no other pie is better, though I am perhaps a bit biased. Thanks for teaching me how to make pie mom!
This recipe is for one double-crust pie. I use the same crust recipe for all my pies. If you are making single crust pies like pumpkin, this crust recipe will make two pies.
This recipe comes from my mom’s dad’s mom. It seems that we make more every year around Christmas time, as more and more friends expect their share of the tasty, gingerbread-like cookies that look a lot like dog food. They taste quite a bit like gingerbread, though they have no ginger. The name is also similar to the German Pfeffernüsse, but they do not have anise.
This recipe originally comes from The Voluptuous Vegan by Myra Kornfeld and George Minot, in which it was originally called Chocolate Pudding. It turns out that the consistency was not much like pudding, and for awhile I tried to make it more like pudding, but my girlfriend said she liked it as it was. So I then figured out a nice way to serve it, added a little brandy for some extra flavor, and a little bit of that magic xanthum gum to thicken it up. Trust me, it’s a real hit.