Last Friday, Jamaica Plain’s Historical Society’s Michael Reiskind stopped by HBI to deliver an apple pie. This was no ordinary pie, but a Roxbury Russet apple pie. The Roxbury Russet Apple is the oldest named apple in America , dating back to the 1600s. While they are no longer widely grown, Michael was able to find some at an orchard in New Hampshire. To create his master(pie)ce he used 5lbs of the russet and infused the pie crust with lemon. It was delicious! Thank you, Michael!
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