Memory-Impaired Silverado Senior Living Residents Create Mouth-Watering Pie Recipe

Dec 14, 2010, 13:14 ET from Silverado Senior Living

KINGWOOD, Texas, Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ten women with Alzheimer's and other memory-impairing diseases set themselves a challenge for the holiday season:  Develop a mouth-watering apple pie recipe and share it with others.  They have succeeded at their endeavor, producing a pie that tasters have pronounced as scrumptious.

The women are members of the resident cooking club at Silverado Senior Living-Kingwood in Kingwood, Tex.  They held group discussions and test-bakes this fall to devise and refine what they have named "Silverado Grandma's Apple Pie."  

"This pie is a delicious example of Silverado's mission of giving life to the memory-impaired by enabling them to use their creativity and talents on a daily basis," said Silverado Senior Living Founder, President & CEO Loren Shook.  "We thank the creators of Silverado Grandma's Apple Pie for developing and sharing this wonderful recipe for the holiday season."

Here is the recipe:

Silverado Grandma's Apple Pie

2 9-inch unbaked pie crusts

1/2 cup unsalted butter

3 tablespoons all purpose flour

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/4 cup water

8 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced

1 tablespoon cinnamon

1 tablespoon vanilla

1 tablespoon lemon

Melt butter in a sauce pan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and water, bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and simmer 5 minutes. Toss the apples with lemon juice. Meanwhile, place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly, gently pour the sugar and butter mixture over the apples. Cover with the other crust, poking holes in the top, or with a lattice work. Spread some melted butter over the top of the crust and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake 15 minutes at 425 degrees. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees and continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes.

Silverado Senior Living provides assisted living memory care for people with Alzheimer's and other memory-impairing diseases, as well as home care, care management, and hospice care through its Silverado At Home and Silverado Hospice service lines. It is based in Irvine, Calif. and operates in 34 locations across California, Texas, Utah, and Arizona. Its website is

SOURCE Silverado Senior Living