Antiques and Apple Pie

I get asked often what I do with all the antique kitchen ware I acquire during my travels.

I’ve picked up an enamel ware double boiler


I use this to, well, double boil and make things like lemon curd.

My Antique lidded crock now hold bread flour.


I use my clay Mexican pottery for serving and every day eating.

10366233_765679683466845_5442525733790018857_nAnd my most recently acquired item an antique pie tin was used to make apple pie.


I love using the items I buy because many of these were made to be used and in my mind I do them a disservice by putting them up in a cupboard on display.  So every piece of antique that I get actually gets used.

Here is a quick and easy apple pie recipe you can use to make a nice apple pie in your antique tin.  It’s another recipe I don’t have a real written recipe for but I’ll give it a whirl since it’s so basic.

Easy Apple Pie

  • 3-4 apples your choice
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 a tsp nutmeg
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • splash of vanilla
  • and a few pats of butter
  • premade pie crust or roll out your own


Peel, core and chop the apples then mixed in all the ingredients except the butter.  Put your rolled out pastry shell in the pie tin you can use a premade shell or make your own pie shell.  I happened to use premade one for this particular pie.


Pour your chopped apple mix into the crust and cut up a few pats of butter and drop them on top.  Place your top crust on it pinch the edges closed and bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

One thing about using antique pin tins is that you get a nice crust on your pie but the cleaning and upkeep of the tins can be time-consuming since you can’t drop it into the dishwasher and you have to watch for rust.

So when you get antique use them at least one take those lovely pie tins, cooking pots or dishes and enjoy them bring them back to life.  Why not enjoy the things you collect fully.



4 thoughts on “Antiques and Apple Pie

    1. It’s funny I find that the antique stuff seems to work better then the new fangled products we are sold now a days. I have a cast iron pot that I got used God knows how old it is.. but I’ve had it for 15 years so I can image my daughter will be able to use it and so forth and so on.. now a days a pot will last you a year or two if your lucky.

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