Students holding hands above their heads atop the mountain on Mountain Day

Mountain Day Wherever You Are

How to celebrate — around the world

When Mountain Day bells are ringing, we want everyone to be able to have safe and healthy ways to celebrate! Whether you’re grabbing a frozen treat or spending some time in nature, there are so many ways to join the community celebration. Read below for some ideas to partake in one of Mount Holyoke’s favorite traditions.

No matter where you are or how you choose to celebrate, don’t forget to share your pictures and comments with us on social media using the hashtag #MtnDayMHC.

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Apple Pie

Recipe courtesy of Dining Services

Ingredients for Pie Filling

  • Apples: 2 lb. peeled, cored and sliced
  • Sugar: ¾ cup
  • Cinnamon: 1 ½ tsp.
  • Flour: 1 T
  • Cornstarch: 2 T
  • Lemon juice: 2 tsp.

Ingredients for Pie Double Dough Crust

  • Pastry flour: 1 ½ cups
  • Shortening: 9 T or ½ cup + 1 T
  • Cold water: 1/4 cup
  • Sugar: 1 ½ tsp.
  • Salt: ⅛ tsp.
  • 10-inch pie pan: 1 (not ingredient)


Pie Dough: Mix together ingredients to form dough. Form two equal sized disks. Chill dough for 1 hour. Spray pie tin, roll out one disk of dough and place in a 10-inch lightly greased pie pan.

Apple Pie Filling: Mix together all ingredients until well combined. 

Fill the pie pan with dough with the apple mixture. Mound apples in the center. Roll out the second dough disk and cover the top of the pie. Crimp your edges and make small cuts on top of the pie for venting steam.

Bake in a preheated oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 45 minutes to an hour. Pie should be brown and bubbly.