Thursday, November 27, 2008


Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Here is what we'll be bringing to dinner- adapted from an authentic grandma-approved recipe:
Apple pie
  • 2 1/2 c all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 c shortening, lard, or butter
  • 1/2 c ice cold water
Mix flour and salt. Cut in shortening with a pastry knife. Refrigerate overnight. To make crust, fold in ice cold water until the dough reaches the desired consistency. Split dough into two halves and roll each separately. For a 9" pie pan, roll the dough into a 12" diameter circle. Place half the dough in the bottom of the pan, add filling, and use the other half for the top crust. Brush with egg white or milk.
  • 6 medium-sized tart apples
  • 3/4 c white sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 c walnuts (raw or caramelized)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
Pare and slice the apples. Add the sugar, cinnamon, and salt, and mix well. Add to pie pan. Cover with top crust. Bake 15 minutes at 425 F, then reduce heat to 350 and bake 45 minutes longer (or until crust is deep golden brown).

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