ohl #49 : make a pie

This is the journey of three friends (as seen below) and their journey through the making of an apple pie.

Jenna was the only one of us that had made a pie before, and was therefore the instructor of Reena and I. She did a wonderful job walking us through the process, and it was actually much easier than I expected it to be thanks to her mom's super-duper easy to follow recipe! Well, that was until we mixed the dough. Let's just say there were some factors that were a little off (still trying to problem solve what those factors were), and we ended up with crust that was pretty crumbly. This made for an interesting crust, with holes that we filled in with patches of crust. But, although it looked a little funny, the good thing about food is that it tastes the same even if it doesn't look picture perfect, and it actually looked good once it came out of the oven. Oh, and let me tell you, that pie was delicious. I usually don't even really like pie but this was perfection. I think the best part was that we sliced the apples pretty thin, so they got really soft and cooked through. Yum yum yum. I am definitely ready to try a berry pie of some sort, but maybe I'll figure out this crust business before I go any further into my pie making career. Here's an overview of the day in pictures:

Oh, and of course, here's the recipe we used:

1 3/4 c flour
1/2 c oil
1 tsp. salt
3-4 Tbsp. ice water

mix flour and salt. cut oil into flour/salt with pastry cutter. add cold water as needed. Roll crust out between two sheets of wax paper. Place in pie dish. Fill with apple goodness mixture. Roll top crust out and place over filling and bottom crust. Press crust edges together, trim excess off with knife, and pinch crust edges. Cut slits in top pie crust. Brush top crust with milk or egg white/water mixture and sprinkle with large granule sugar. Bake at 1 hour until crust is golden and apple filling starts to slightly bubble out top of slits.

6-8 Golden Delicious apples
2 Tbsp. Minute Tapioca
3/4 c. Sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg

Core/Peel/Slice apples. mix all ingredients together. let mixture sit for 15 minutes (or basically while you make the crust). Fill bottom pie crust with mixture and seal with top crust.


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