Cider Fest at Old Sturbridge Village!

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Old Sturbridge Village prides themselves on creating historic experiences for all of Western Massachusetts to part-take in! Victoria and Ruth visited the show with a preview of their Cider Fest, and taught Lauren how to make Apple and Pork Pie, a recipe from the 1830’s!

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Ingredients:    

  •     Pie crust enough for a double crusted pie
  •     2-3 lbs. pork (pork with some fat on it works best)
  •     6-8 tart apples (Granny Smiths or Cortlands work well)
  •     ½ c brown sugar
  •     1-2 tsp. allspice
  •     1 tsp. pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F. 
  2. In a small bowl combine brown sugar, allspice and pepper.
  3. Cut pork into small thin slices, the thinner the better, and set aside.
  4. Peel, core and cut apples into thin slices and set aside.
  5. Lay your bottom crust into your pie plate and trim to fit.
  6. Place a layer of apples in the bottom of your pie plate; sprinkle over a small amount of sugar and spice mixture.
  7. Add a layer of pork; sprinkle over a small amount of sugar and spice mixture.
  8. Repeat until pie is heaped high!
  9. Top with top crust, trim and crimp edges. Cut a few slits in top crust to allow venting.
  10. Bake at 425° for 15 minutes, then reduce heat and continue to bake at 350° for 35-45 minutes or until apples are soft and crust is brown.
  11. Enjoy!

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