First, the apple mixture got a flavor boost from unsulfured sugarcane molasses — and secondly, instead of a top crust, it had a crumb topping like you might find on apple crumble.
The vintage inspiration from 1973: A country apple pie recipe with molasses
Molasses apple pie: A new twist on an old favorite
Bet you’ve never had an apple pie made with molasses. Well, we’ve taken an all-time favorite and added a bit of country cookin’ — blending apples, spices and Grandma’s Molasses… the molasses flavor you probably remember as a kid.
We use an oven-ready Pet-Ritz Pie Crust Shell that bakes up tender and flaky as your finest homemade… letting you spend time creating the tasty filling. Then we add a spicy streusel topping for added crunchiness.
ALSO TRY: Johnny Appleseed Pie recipe: Vintage-style apple pie made with maple syrup (1972)