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Typical Eastern Townships-style apple pie recipe

Every year, the Stanbridge East Apple Pie Festival provides the enjoyable opportunity to taste the many different apple pie recipes cooked up by volunteers in the Eastern Townships. In all, there are some 300 pies baked for this popular annual festival. All of the proceeds from this activity are used to partly fund Missisquoi Historical Society activities.

I met with the very affable Hélène Ingalls to find out about her favourite apple pie recipe. Hélène Ingalls, who is 76 years old, has been baking apple pies for the Stanbridge East Apple Pie Festival since the event’s inception, 36 years ago, and she has never missed a single festival in that time. She welcomed me into her pretty country home and we had a nice conversation around a pie that had just been taken out of the oven.

Her recipe is extremely simply, but oh so tasty. Take my word for it!


A typical Eastern Townships-style apple pie recipe


Pie-filling recipe

  • 4 cups of sliced apples
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • ½ cup of flour
  • ½ teaspoon of cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon of nutmeg


Mix the filling ingredients and put them into a pie crust.

Add in dabs of butter on the crust to brown it.

Bake in a pie plate at 375℉ for 10 minutes and at 350℉ for 45 minutes.

Enjoy it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.


A good tip: For the best tasting pie Ms. Ingels recommends using Cortland apples that have been picked the day after the first frost.


For further information about the Stanbridge East Apple Pie Festival, please go to the Missisquoi Museum website.




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