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Monday, December 1, 2008

The Results (sort of)

The day after I attempted my first ever pie crust, I found this tutorial on Smitten Kitchen. Deb has never led me astray so as much as I wanted to toss the crusts I had just finished and follow her instructions instead, I was tired and at that point only had 9 fully functioning digits. It was full speed ahead with the original crusts and I am happy to say that they turned out pretty well! I somehow managed to take completely crappy pictures of them, but you can see the pumpkin above and the uncooked apple below. I made the pumpkin before we left for Thanksgiving, and decided to make the apple when we arrived at my cousin's so it would be warm when served.

I can't take much credit for the apple pie besides bringing the ingredients and peeling some of the apples. I was rolling out the dough while the rest of the ladies in the family mixed the apples with the seasoning, and I was having trouble even doing that! My Mom intervened and explained that I wasn't using enough flour, and she rolled it out on wax paper and then just flipped it upside down on the pie dish. Much easier.


hey jude said...

You forgot to say it took 4 women to assemble the pie and 3 men to unclog the garbage disposal (due to all the apple peelings). The pie not only looked great, it also tasted great.

Kelly Oshiro said...

For pie crust, it's all about cold water and cold butter. I don't know why, but it makes all the difference for a flaky and delicious crust. Happy holidays!