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       Title: Old Fashioned Apple Cider Pie
  Categories: Desserts, Fruits, Pies
       Yield: 6 servings
       1 x  Pastry For 9 Pie; 2 Crust          2 tb Cornstarch
       6 c  Apples; *                           2 tb Water
       1 c  Apple Cider Or Juice              1/2 ts Cinnamon; Ground
     2/3 c  Sugar                               1 tb Butter Or Regular Margarine
       1 x  Apple Cider Or Juice           
   *    Use cooking apples like Macs or Granny Smith’s.  Core and peel then
   Divide the pastry almost in half and roll out the larger half on a lightly
   floured surface to a 13-inch circle.  Line a 9-inch pie tin with the
   pastry.  Trim the edge to 1/2-inch beyond the rim of the pie tin.  Combine
   the apples, 1 cup of apple cider and the sugar in a 3-quart saucepan and
   cook, over high heat, until the mixture comes to a boil.  Reduce the heat
   to low and simmer for 8 minutes or until the apples are tender.  Drain the
   apples, reserving the syrup.  Add enough additional apple cider to the
   syrup to make 1 1/3 cups.  Return the syrup and apples to the saucepan.
   Combine the cornstarch and water in a small bowl and stir until well
   blended.  Stir the cornstarch mixture and the cinnamon into the apple
   mixture.  Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture
   comes to a boil.  Remove from the heat and stir in the butter, then pour
   the mixture into the pastry lined pie tin.  Roll out the remaining pastry
   to an 11-inch circle.  Fold the pastry gently, so as not to tear it, into
   quarters and cut slits in the folds.  Gently unfold the pastry on to the
   top of the filling and trim the edge to 1-inch beyond the rim of the pie
   tin.  Fold the top crust under the lower crust and form a ridge by fluting
   the edge of the pie.  Bake in a 400 degree F. oven for 40 to 45 minutes or
   until golden brown.  Cool on a wire rack until slightly warm before
   cutting and serving.
   This is the perfect pie to serve with the rich cheddar sauce in this file.