So here is the recipe:
Your favorite recipe for a two crust pie
5 cups (5 medium) peeled, sliced apples (I used MacIntosh)
1/2 cup cut-up dates
2/3 cups sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspon salt
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 - 2 tablesoons butter
Prepare pie crust. Line 9" pie plate with bottom crust. Heat oven to 375 (F)
Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine apples, dates, sugar, flour, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg, ginger and lemon peel.
Pour into pie crust lined pan. Sprinkle with lemon juice; dot with butter. Cover with second crust, venting crust in several places.
Bake at 375 (F) for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm. Makes 8 servings. (ok, you do not need to serve warm for I've discovered that "cool" and the "next day" is better).