Gramma John’s Blue Ribbon Apple Pie (Recipe Swap: Pie Oh My!)

Pie is probably one of my very favorite desserts. I have wonderful memories of watching my Gramma John or my mom magically transform fruit, flour, sugar and butter into something amazing.

I was about ten when I first tried to do it on my own. Lemon Meringue with fresh lemons from our tree in the back yard was the first for me to tackle. Dad encouraged me to try Banana Cream Pie, his favorite. And a few years later took on our family classic, Gramma John’s Blue Ribbon Apple Pie.

As the story goes, my Gramma John entered a number of dishes in the fair every year. And every year she nabbed a prize for her apple pie. Tradition was to share the recipe over the radio. But, sly woman that she was, Gramma always changed the recipe so that no one, least of all her competition, could steal the spotlight from her the following year.

As a result, her daughters in law always wondered if they had the right version of the recipe!

But, you know me, I’m all about sharing the wealth. So, here it is, Gramma’s masterpiece, complete with my own tweaking.


Got a pie recipe to share with us? Post it on your blog, mention LifeasMom.com so others can come back here, and then bring your link to good ole’ Mr. Linky.

Don’t have a blog? That’s okay. We still like you. Share your recipe in the comments section instead.

Can’t wait to see what yummy goodness y’all come up with!

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  1. This isn’t fair! I can’t make a pie crust to save my life!

    I can’t wait to see everybody else’s and try again to make a decent pie crust.

  2. Joined in on the pie fun but I’m
    missing the Toolin’ Up Tuesday post… I wrote anyways. Find my post here http://birdiesaystweet.blogspot.com/2008/09/toolin-up-tuesday_23.html

    Thanks!
    Ryann

  3. JessieLeigh says:

    I don’t have a pie recipe to share because, well, I actually don’t like pie. At all. Sorry!

    I do like to imagine how yummy all of your kitchens must smell though… especially that caramel apple pie, Lynn! Mmmm!

  4. Zimmszoo, my way is really easy. But, then again, so is Ryann’s. You’ll have to scroll to the bottom of her recipe for her secret. ;)

    Ryann, thanks for being flexible on TUT today. You wanna be my guest blogger for TUT next week?! Email me.

    JessieLeigh, you crack me up, as is often the case. Can’t believe you don’t like PIE!!!

  5. JessieLeigh says:

    I KNOW, crazy huh? Strangely enough, I don’t like cooked fruit or raw vegetables. No idea.

    BTW, I forgot to mention earlier that I just adore that pic. You both look so sweet and happy… that’s even more heart-warming than than the pie!

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