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Apple Pie

Name: Lauren Leese
Class Year: 2023
Country of Residence: United States

Why is this recipe great? What’s its backstory? 

My dad has been practicing his cooking during quarantine, and he showed me this amazing apple pie recipe that I decided to bake for our Christmas dinner. My family was split across two continents this holiday season due to pandemic travel restrictions, but we were still able to meet over Zoom to have dinner together, and we tried to outdo each other in terms of food. Personally, I think my dad and I easily won the dessert round with this recipe!

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Szarlotka (Polish apple pie)

Name: Aniela White Staszewska
Class Year: 2005
Country of Residence: Bialystok, Poland

Why is this recipe great? What’s its backstory? 

In Poland, apples have been grown since the seventh century, and since then they have become a core component of its cuisine. Today, Poland is one of the largest exporters of apples in the world. There’s even a children’s rhyme written by Jan Brzechwa (1898 – 1966) entitled Entliczek-Pentliczek, which tells a story of a little worm living inside an apple who goes to the city to find something else to eat, but when the waiter hands him a menu, there are only apple-based foods like szarlotka, stewed apples, and baked apples!

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Dutch Alpe d’HuZes Apple-Oat-Pie

Name: Mieke Kamps
Class Year: 1978
Country of Residence: the Netherlands

Why is this recipe great? What’s its backstory? 

My former neighbor Alletta used to make this delicious pie for birthdays. She gave me her recipe and I continued to make it for the Dutch Alpe d’HuZes beat-cancer-cycling-training of some women friends of mine. In order to raise money for cancer research every year some 5000 Dutch people go to the French Alpe-d’Huez mountain to cycle it up and down once, twice, three, four, five or ultimately six times in one day! The Dutch word for six is “zes” hence they call the event ‘Alpe d’HuZes’, in short ‘AD6’. Since the start of the Alpe d’HuZes-event in 2005 the Dutch cancer society; KWF has received some 10-12 million euros every year from Alpe d’HuZes!!!  So, go for it!

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Cranberry Orange Sweetbread

Name: Corinne Morgan
Class Year: 2013
Country of Residence: United Kingdom

Why is this recipe great? What’s its backstory? 

This is a recipe that was created by my great great grandmother and has been passed down through my mother’s side of the family, which has not had a son in 5 generations, so this recipe has always passed from mother to daughter. I made this recipe for a recent board gathering for the Mount Holyoke Club of Britain, where it was very popular. Upon telling my mother and grandmother about the great reaction to the recipe, they laughed and admitted to it also being their go to recipe whenever they needed to bring a food item to a gathering. Hopefully, this recipe can one day become your family’s old reliable as well.

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