Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Apple Pie

My mother brought a bunch of apples a few weeks ago. Olivia was able to make 2 apple pies (we took to church), 2 apple crisp (one for us, one for a neighbor), and then canned 4 quarts, leaving us a few to eat fresh! :o)

She used a cookie cutter and got creative with the crust.

Pie Crust
10 T of chilled butter
2 c. flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. water
2 T sugar
Using pastry cutter, cut chunks of butter to flour, sugar and salt, until course crumbs. Add water slowly. Roll out until it is thin.

10 Apples, peeled and sliced thinly
1/2 cup white sugar
2 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
sprinkle of vanilla
lemon juice
Flour, cornstarch, or arrowroot for thickening

Preheat oven to 400°F, then reduce to 375°F after pie is in the oven. Bake 45 minutes.


Dana said...

The pies are lovely! I'm sure they taste as great as they look!

I made an apple crisp tonight. The smell of baking apples is one of the "homiest" smells, don't you agree?

May you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving!


Lisa said...

Beautiful pies! :o)

Happy Thanksgiving!

bran said...

Those apple tops on the adge are TOO CUTE! I love apple crisp.