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Bird’s Nest Pie

When we were kids, our favorite dessert at Grandma's house was Bird's Nest Pie. Maybe we were fascinated by the name of the treat, but that can't be the only reason we liked it—there were never any leftovers! This family recipe was handed down from my great-grandmother.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 to 5 medium apples, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 large egg
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Directions

  • Divide apples evenly between two greased 9-in. pie plates; set aside. In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking soda, cream of tartar, buttermilk and egg; mix well. Divide batter and pour over apples. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until pies are lightly browned and test done. Invert onto serving plates (so apples are on the top). Combine all topping ingredients; sprinkle over apples. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 197 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 69mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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