Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Pie Hole

Here's dinner from last night. Salmon, roasted garlic potatoes, and pan-fried asparagus with mushrooms. It was delicious!

The asparagus is probably our favorite side dish. Olive oil, 3 cloves of minced garlic, 4 mushrooms, and 1/2 bundle of asparagus over medium heat, covered, until tender.

And finally, the apple pie! It was fantastic. I dug in right when it came out, but I strategically placed the hole in the back for the picture.

The crust is a basic 1 9 inch pie shell:

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp shortening
  • 2 tsp cold water

Mix together flour and salt. Cut in shortening until crumbly. Mix in 2 tsp cold water with a fork until it forms a ball. Roll out to 12 inch round on parchment paper, flip into 9 inch pie pan.

And the filling...
  • 5 thinly sliced apples
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • 6 tbsp butter

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Place sliced apples in a large bowl. Sprinkle with lemon juice if desired. In a small bowl, mix together white sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Sprinkle mixture over apples. Toss until apples are evenly coated. Spoon mixture into pastry shell.
  3. In a small bowl mix together 1/2 cup flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter or margarine until mixture is crumbly. Sprinkle mixture over apple filling. Cover top loosely with aluminum foil.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes. Remove foil and bake an additional 25 to 30 minutes, until top is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

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