My sister invited a new family to our Saranac Lake week this year, and they fit right in--a great match! When J mentioned a special family recipe for an upside down apple pie, I begged her for it. I'm not sure I'm at liberty to reveal the details, but here are some hints:
Butter and brown sugar in a deep dish pie pan
Pecans--this was supposed to look like a spiral.
Place a regular, two-crust apple pie on top. Bake.
Turn it out. Patch if necessary.
Even tastier with ice cream and salted butter caramel sauce . . .
Crazy About Pies. I softened shortening and unsalted butter, mixed them into a mostly homogeneous mass, then chilled the resulting glob. It made a great crust, not as flat and tough as the all-butter versions I've made. I'll be using this technique again.