Charlotte’s Apple Jack

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By Michael Ruhlman

Published 2011

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This is a favorite dish from childhood when my grandmother visited. Charlotte Addison Spamer was an excellent baker and mostly worked by intuition, so when I asked for the recipe, she told me she made a pie dough and used apples. When I asked for the amount of sugar, she said, annoyed, “oh, I don’t know.” She did most things by sight, which, sadly, she lost at age ninety-four. But she remembers that a bakery not far from her longtime home on Sumner Road in detroit, Michigan, sold squ