NYT editorial, 1902: "Pie is the American synonym of prosperity, and its varying contents the calendar of the changing seasons. Pie is the food of the heroic. No pie-eating people can ever be permanently vanquished."
Attention to detail is a hallmark of the recipes found in The Hoosier Mama Book of Pie, and this apple pie is no exception. The filling is pure apple pleasure, macerated with sugar, lemon, and a bit of Chinese five spice, basted in its own syrup and baked in an all-butter crust.