In the Hollow, we would call this an Upside Down Apple Pie and would make it with whatever type of apple happened to be available. I often wondered who planted all those apple and pear trees we would visit as a child. The trees were huge and had been around for a generation. Unfortunately, the homesteads were already lost to time. Maybe they came from John Chapman. Who's John Chapman? He's better known as Johnny Appleseed!
COUNTRY STYLE GREEN APPLE PIE
Pare the apples and then cut into thin slices. Now place a layer of apples in a pudding pan and sprinkle each layer with
Two tablespoons of flour,
Six tablespoons of brown sugar,
One-quarter teaspoon of cinnamon.
Repeat this until the pan is full. Now place a crust on top and bake in slow (325 degrees) oven for forty minutes. To serve: Run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the crust. Invert the plate over the pie and turn the pie upside down upon the plate. Cover with fruit, whip and cut into wedge-shaped pieces and serve with custard sauce.