Aunt Muriel's Famous Apple Pie

Here's some actual recipe syntax (as typed by a real cook) for everyone who loves apple pie and linguistics:


Preheat oven to 425 deg.
1 1/4 cup regular flour
1/8 tsp salt
2tbs sugar
1 stick cold unsalted butter
1 egg yoke
2 1/2 tbs. cold water

mix dry ingredients / add cold butter—mix by hand 'till crumbly
mix egg yoke with cold water before adding to dry ingredients
press all into pie dish with your fingers

3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp nugmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
dash salt
6 to 8 small apples (slice thin- pie will cook better, I use more rather than less—lemon juice will keep the apples from browning)
2 tbs unsalted butter

mix all together, then layer apples in pie crust and use filling to fill voids in layers(doesn't have to be fancy) dot with butter slices

3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 stick cold unsalted butter

mix dry then incorporate butter, then add to pie top- use all

Cover crust rim with foil until last 15 minutes
Cook @ 425 deg. For 40 minutes (keep an eye on crust brownness)

Some linguistic notes to make this a more legitimate post: "the apples" or just "apples" refer to the apple slices in the filling section, but note that, for the most part, the writer avoids using articles where possible. "dry" refers to "the dry ingredients"; "butter" refers to "the butter"; "all" refers to "all of resulting mixture" and so on.

In a recipe, we've already had a first mention of "the apples", so every usage following supposes that the reader knows what apple is in question, and doesn't even require the further clarification of an article.

This is a great recipe, too!

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