Search Recipes or Ingredients

Sarah Loudin Thomas' Apple Crumb Pie



Sarah Loudin Thomas grew up on a 100-acre farm in French Creek, WV, the seventh generation to live there. Her Christian fiction is set in West Virginia and celebrates the people, the land, and the heritage of Appalachia. Her first series is wrapping up with book #3, A Tapestry of Secrets, in August 2016. Sarah and her husband Jim live in the mountains of Western North Carolina where she is active in her local church and enjoys cooking and–you guessed it–reading. Learn more about Sarah and her books HERE.


Sarah's Latest Book Release - 

For decades, Perla Phillips has hidden the truth of a decision that still fills her with guilt. But now, seeing her granddaughter, Ella, struggle in a similar way, she's prepared to finally open the past to her family, no matter the consequences. But when the opportunity is snatched from her in a most unexpected manner, will she have waited too long? Enter for a chance to win Sarah's books HERE. 



Sarah's Recipe for Marilyn's Apple Crumb Pie "The Family Recipe"

Readers often tell me my stories make them hungry. I have a hard time letting characters sit down to a meal without describing exactly what's on the table! In A Tapestry of Secrets my heroine, Ella, isn't much of a cook, but she's blessed to be surrounded by family and friends who are superb country cooks--many of them members of Laurel Mountain Church. So I thought I'd share a recipe from one of my "church lady" friends whose apple pie was SO much better than mine I begged for the recipe. Turns out the secret is Pillsbury pie crusts. Now that's a trick I can get behind! I'm sharing the recipe just as Marilyn wrote it out for me. She assumed I knew the basic techniques!

Crust: Pillsbury Crusts - red box, dairy aisle. Use single crust--put into pie plate, trim, flute.
Filling: Apples - cut, pared, sliced (Granny Smith is the best)
Sprinkle: 1/2 cup sugar mixed with 1 t. cinnamon
Topping: 1/2 cup sugar, 3/4 cup flour, 1/3 cup butter
Bake: 400 degrees - 40 minutes (sometimes longer)