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PLEASE HELP! Need Apple Pie recipe from an old Bon Appetit

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Hi There,
I know this is a long shot, but I saw that another chowhound had luck with a similar problem.

I'm hoping you all can help.

I need a recipe from a Nov or Dec '91 or '92 Bon Appetit (maybe '93).
My gut feeling is that it's the Nov 91 issue.
It's for an Apple Cider Apple Pie with a double crust.
I'm pretty sure it's a thankgiving issue with a turkey on the cover.
All I remember is that there is apple cider and golden delicious apples (as well as granny smith) in the filling.

This is my Nana's favorite pie and she's requested it this year. She's 92yrs old and struggling w/her health. You don't know how bad I want to give her this small joy.

Thanks, in advance, for your help.
Miss Velvet

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  1. You've checked Epicurious? I didn't see a pie with that exact name but there are a lot of apple pies there so if you read some of the recipes you might find that with a different name.

    If it was in Bon Ap├ętit or Gourmet it should be on Epicurious.

    1. Yes, you should search on epicurious.com

      Here's all the recipes that came up for "apple pie bon appetit 1992": http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/fin...

      You can also search by month and year.

      1. Try "Google" or "Ask" too!

        1. November *1995* Bon Appetit has a pie with golden delicious + other apples and *cider vinegar*--I know that's not what you said, but my mind has "played tricks" regarding old recipes--so I thought I'd include this long shot.

          1. Check this site. They have 523 recipes listed, but I'll bet one of the first six will be pretty close.


            1. I would e-mail them if you've got it narrowed down that far... I've had quite a bit of luck with that usually, except for that damn turkey recipe, but that's a whole other story!!

              1. You're right - Nov. '01:

                2 2/3 c apple cider
                2 2/3 lb granny smith apples, peeled, cored, sliced
                12 oz golden delicious apples, peeled, cored, sliced
                1 c sugar
                1/4 c flour
                1/2 tsp cinnamon
                1/4 tsp mace
                1/4 tsp salt
                4 tsp lemon juice
                3 Tbsp unsalted butter, in small pieces

                Boil cider til reduced to 2/3 cup. Cool.

                425 degrees. Mix apples, flour and flavorings. Add cider and lemon juice. Dump in crust, dot with butter, top with second crust, slash top and bake in bottom third of oven 25 minutes then lower to 350 degrees and cook til done - about 50 more minutes.


                2 1/2 c flour
                1 tsp salt
                1 tsp sugar
                1/2 c unsalted butter in pieces
                1/2 c shortening, chilled
                1 1/2 tsp cider vinegar
                about 5 Tbsp ice water

                1. Mirage, THANK YOU!!!!!
                  This is the exact pie.
                  This means so much to me (& Nana)
                  I hope that I can return the favor one day soon (FYI, I have a bunch of old Gourmet & Bon Apetit from '90-'93)

                  And thank you all for such quick replies.
                  Happy Holidaze!