Saturday, October 14, 2006

Applie Pie in a Jiff

We bought some canned apple pie filling at the supermarket yesterday. Jules used one can to make apple pie for tonight's dessert. Yohan eagerly watched his Dad make the pie crust. He was anxious for his Dad to finish baking the apple pie so he could eat it. When it was finally ready, Yohan had the first slice. Yohan and I agreed that Daddy did a great job. It was delicious.

I love fun moments like this. Bonding with one another is always a lovely treat.

As requested by Siena, here's the Recipe for Apple Pie (Jules made use of canned apple pie filling but I'm including the recipe for the filling for those who want to use fresh apples.) Enjoy!

Apple Pie Recipe

6 medium sized apples (peeled, cored and sliced thinly)
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tbsps. all-purpose flour
1/4 cup water
3 tbsp. butter
1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
1/4 cup raisins (optional)
1 tsp. cinnamon

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening
5-6 tbsps. water

Preheat oven to 375 deg. F. Prepare one 9-inch pie plate.
Prepare Filling. Put apples and sugar in a saucepan. Cook until syrupy. Dissolve flour in water then add to apples together with the rest of the ingredients. Cook unitl thick. Cool.
Prepare Crust. In a bowl, sift together flour, sugar and salt. Cut-in butter and shortening. Add enough water to form a ball of dough. Divide dough into 2, one slightly larger than the other.
Roll out bigger dough to 1/8-inch thick. Fit into the pie plate. Pour in apple filling. Set aside. Roll out remaining dough large enough to cover the pie. Seal top crust to bottom crust by pinching. Flute edges decoratively. Prick top crust with a fork to allow steam to escape. Brush with eggwash. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool.
Serves 8-10.

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