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A 16th century recipe for apple pie
From A Propre booke of Cokery
To make pies of grene apples
Take your apples and pare them cleane and core theim as ye will a Quince then make your coffyne after this manner take a little faire water and halfe a disshe of butter and a little safron and set all this upon a chafyngdisshe till it be hote then temper your flower with this upon a chafyngdissh till it be hote then temper your floure with this said licour and the white of two egges and also make your coffyn and ceason your apples with sinamon ginger and suger inough. Then put them into your coffyn and laie halfe a disshe of butter above them and close your coffyn and so bake them.
A Tale of Two Tarts