Friday, July 8, 2016

Margaret Lasater's Apple Pie

On Independence Day, after those delicious baby back pork ribs, I served up a very American dessert: a wonderful streusel crumb-topped apple pie, from a recipe credited to Margaret Lasater. Two of the most wonderful gentle good souls in the church where I grew up were Gene and Lucy Lasater. Margaret was the wife of Gene's cousin Dick, and another amazing Buies Creek denizen named Mary-Margaret McKnight shared this recipe with me back in 2000. It is a sweet concoction, as it should be. It's pie. Pie should be sweet. I probably should've bulked it up with more fresh sliced apples, but that would mess up the apples-to-sugar ratio, and why would I want to do that?

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