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Come in and make yourself at home. I'm so happy to be able to share my recipes here with you.

I bake mostly cookies, quick breads, muffins and scones -- sometimes pie, sometimes cake, but nothing too fancy. I prefer simple recipes that call for ingredients that I already have in my kitchen.

These are the recipes I will share with you. They come from family and friends, magazine clippings saved through the years, favorite cookbooks, and other blogs.

I'm so glad you came to visit. Enjoy your stay!

Michael Ann

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Dutch Apple Pie


I found this recipe for Dutch Apple Pie, on Allrecipes.com.  It was absolutely delicious! It was sweet, flavorful and had a nice, solid consistency. Very easy to slice. 

I did a few things differently...I added more cinnamon, added more flour to the crumb topping, and I made my own crust instead of buying one (always make your own crust... it is worth it!). I left out the lemon juice. Granny Smith apples are tart already and I prefer my apple pie on the sweet side. I also left out the use of parchment paper. The original recipe said to wrap the whole pie in the paper and bake it that way. Several of the reviews said the paper caught on fire, so I skipped that part :-)   I don't make pies often, but this is one I will definitely make again soon. It got rave reviews by the taste testers!

Dutch Apple Pie

1-3/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening
4-5 TB cold water

5 large Granny Smith apples
1/2 cup white sugar
2 TB flour
1 tsp cinnamon
2 TB lemon juice (I use water.)

Crumb Topping:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter 

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

First make your crust. In a large bowl, whisk together flour and salt.  Cut the shortening in with a pastry cutter til crumbly.  Add 3 TB water and toss with a fork. Add more water 1 TB at a time until it forms a ball.  Roll into a large enough circle, then place into your pie plate, pressing down and crimping the edges.

Next make the filling. Peel and slice the apples and put into the crust. Stir the dry ingredients together and pour it all over the top of the apples. Shake your pie plate a little to sift it all down into the apples. Sprinkle the lemon juice (or water) over the pie.

Now make the crumb topping. Stir the flour and sugar together. Using a cheese grater, grate the butter into the flour and sugar, and mix together. Use your fingers to really rub the butter into it and get it all mixed together. Pour over the top of the pie. 

Bake in the center of your oven for ~50 minutes. Cover with foil mid-way through if it starts to brown too much.

Happy Baking!

1 comment:

  1. A big piece please! This reminds me of my mama...AND I WANT SOME! Thanks for sharing your lusciousness with us. =)


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