This Rapture of Delight was invented through Necessity by Alton Weagle, an ingenious Fire Tower Guard on Mt. Monadnock. Finding he lacked apples enough to fill the 9-inch pie he was whipping up for expected company, he gathered blueberries on the mountain and spread them over the apples to the required depth. The resulting creation, served hot from the oven was a huge success. Here is his recipe.
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- 1-l/2 cups flour
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 to 5 tablespoons water
Instructions:Cut the shortening into the flour, and stir in the water to form a soft, but not sticky dough.
- sliced apples
- blueberries (if frozen berries are used, thaw first and drain off the juice)
- 1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar (3/4 if apples are tart)
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon butter