In sixth-grade home economics, we were assigned to try something new around the house like doing your own laundry or washing the windows. I decided to try a new recipe.
I perused my late grandmother’s cookbook, “Blue Ribbon Recipes: County Fair Winners,” published in 1968. I made Never-Fail Pie Crust from the LaSalle Co. Fair in Illinois and filled it with Crumbly Apple Pie from the Chautauqua Co. Fair in Kansas.
It was a family hit. I made it again at Thanksgiving, and nearly every year since. The blue-ribbon apple pie tastes best warm from the oven.