Especially when you’re in West Virginia. Mother’s Day was first observed in Grafton on May 10, 1908 at Andrews Church. One of the things an attentive mom might advise is the old adage: An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Luckily, there’s an abundance of the crisp, juicy fruit in The Mountain State. In fact, The Golden Delicious apple (not just any apple) is the official state fruit.
Make this recipe for traditional Appalachian fried hand pie, packed with sweet deliciousness courtesy of JoLynn Powers, featured in our State Plate West Virginia episode.
“Appalachian food is about being authentic and natural, full of stories and traditions. Sometimes it is fancy and other times it is simple and filling, but it is often more about who you share a meal with then [sic] the food on the plate that is important.” – JoLynn, from her blog, June 5, 2018.
Visit West Virginia Mountain Mama to read more of JoLynn’s musings and recipes:
Note: Pictured above are JoLynn’s Apple Dumplings featured on State Plate: West Virginia.