apple almond pie
Thursday, 14 March 2013
i love making food on my own instead of buying it premade at the store. it gives me a sense of accomplishment. i also like to know what i eat... have you ever read the list of ingredients on things you buy? sometimes it's reaaaaally scary; so many scientific words and weird unnecessary ingredients. anyway, here's my pie recipe, i hope you like it, it's really quick and easy... like most of my recipes.
3 cups flour
1 cup shortening
1 cup water
first, lightly hand mix the flour & shortening
note: i want to stress the word "lightly". if you over mix, your cooked dough will be hard as rock. you want it to be like in the picture. don't worry, when you add the water it will mix more.
second, add the water & hand mix. it's normal that it starts messy! again, try not to over mix.
note: when you're done, the dough will still be a bit sticky, it's normal. the reason you want it that way is so that it doesn't become too dry when you add flour to your rolling surface.
third, separate & freeze half in a ziploc bag for later use.
note: this recipe makes enough dough for 2 & half pies. if you only put dough on the bottom you can make 5!
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup corn starch
2 teaspoons cinnamon
2 teaspoons nutmeg
handful of sliced almonds
note: this pie tastes great even without the optional ingredients. also, you don't need a lot of sugar, the 1/2 cup might be too sweet for some people. if you don't like things too sweet, you can use just 1/4 cup of leave it out all together.
first, mix dry ingredients
note: i actually added 1 cup of sugar here, because i love sugar, but i found it too sweet, next time i'll stick with the 1/2 cup.
second, add apples
third, grease pan, roll half the dough & lay it on the bottom. add filling.
fourth, roll & place top dough. cut extra edges with knife & press sides with fork. don't forget to makes some holes to allow air to escape while it cooks.
note: put leftover dough from edges aside... wouldn't want to waste!
fifth, bake at 350 celsius for 50 to 55 minutes. my oven heats a lot so i add an aluminum sheet on the bottom rack to absorb some heat before it reaches the pie.
some other desserts you might like: chocolate mini cupcakes with cream cheese frosting / rice pudding / strawberries & cream / blueberry chocolate explosion
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