How to Make an Apple Pie - 1803

The Frugal Housewife: Or, Complete Woman Cook by Susannah Carter

Make a good pastry crust, lay some round the sides of the dish. Pare and quarter your apples,(about 5) and take out the cores. Lay a row of apples thick, throw in half the sugar you intend for your pie(about 1/4 cup). Mince a little lemon peel fine, throw a few cloves, here and there one, then the rest of your apples and the rest of your sugar. You must sweeten to your palate, and squeeze in a little lemon juice. Boil the peeling of the apples and the cores in water with a blade of mace it is very good. Strain it and boil the syrup with sugar till it is rich; pour it into your pie, put on your upper crust, and bake it.