Upside-Down Apple Pie

  • 1/2 cup walnut halves
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • pastry for 2-crut 9-inch pie, unbaked
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups (one 1-lb 4-oz can) apples slices, drained
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Arrange nuts, flat sides up, in butter in deep 9-inch pie pan. Pat brown sugar over nuts and cover with a thick circle of pastry, 1/8 inch thick. Trim edges. Mix remaining ingredients and spoon into pastry. Cover with top crust. Bake in pre-heated moderate oven (350F) for about 40 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes. Serve warm, plain or with whipped cream or ice cream.

  • Yields: 6 to 8 servings
  • Preparation Time: about an hour

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