29 September 2008

Under that apple suckling tree, oh yeah!

Our sweet neighbor surprised us with a bushel of apples this afternoon. Sooo,

We made apple pie from scratch.

Improvising in some areas, but all in all pretty tasty treat.

Watching the pies bake...

Showing off their sign language.
Reciepe as made today:
A bunch of apples, peeled and sliced
3/4 cup of sugar
1 tsp lemon juice (I was out, so I squeezed 1/2 of an orange all over them)
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Mix all together and let sit for 15 minutes while you make the crust
Combine 2 cups of flour and 1 tsp salt, mix in 1/4 cup of cold water. Mix in 3/ 4 cup of shortening (I used Smart Balance because that's all I had). Make a dough, roll it out, put in a pie dish.
Mix in 1tbsp of flour into the apple mixture
Poor and top with remaining dough. You can add a brush of milk to the crust (or soy milk) and a couple of pats of butter. Cook for 2 hours or so on 375. Standing in front of the oven for a while with big boots on and no pants makes for tastier, more anticipated treat. Also, send the husband out for vanilla ice-cream is nice, too, but it doesn't make it vegan and without, it is.

1 comment:

Mandy said...

Those are lovely apples!!