Sunday, October 24, 2010

In Honor of Rudy Day

For dessert tonight I baked an apple pie. 

To make the piecrust is really easy:

In a bowl mix 2 1/2 cups of flour, 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.  Then in another small bowl mix together 1/2 cup of vegetable oil with 1/3 cup of milk.  Add the oil/milk mixture to the flour mixture and with a fork, stir until ingredients come together.  I divided the dough into 3 balls, using two to make the bottom crust for the pie dish and the last ball to make the top.  I placed the doughs between two sheets of wax paper and with a rolling pin flattened it out.  This made it easy to lay in the pie dish, plus it kept my hands fairly clean.

Next, in goes the apple mixture: McIntosh apples (about 5), 1/2 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons of flour and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon. I prefer Gala apples as they are sweeter (to me) than the McIntosh, but the grocery store was all out of the Galas.

While working with the piecrust, I decided to make it look a little Christmassy. So with a cookie cutter, I cut out a snowflake in the center, then rearranged the cutout on top of the piecrust.

Here's the final result. A little piece of the snowflake broke. It's okay, it will still get eaten.

Mmmm... I love apple pie.  This is the second time I made this pie.   Quite sure I'll be making it again.  Never thought I would ever be able to make a crust.  I've always used store bought.  Me thinks I'll take this to work tomorrow and share with my coworkers.


happeningswithLana said...

GREAT job!!! Looks really yummy!

Mel said...

It looks delicious.

Mandie said...

Oh my goodness! That looks fantastic and I love the snowflake cut out. Beautiful and YUMMY!

dj56v said...

Mmmmm....looks so yummy!