Friday, 9 October 2009

Denise Hunter ~ What's Cooking?

Here's my fav apple pie recipe. It was developed for my novel, Sweetwater Gap.

Aunt Lola’s Blue Ribbon Apple Pie

Flaky Crust

 3/4 cup cake flour

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon white sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon baking powder

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

5 tablespoons shortening

1 egg yolk

2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar

3 cubes ice

1/2 cup cold water

1. Measure butter & shortening onto a plate, put into freezer for about 20 minutes.
2. Measure cake flour, all-purpose flour, sugar, salt and baking powder
into large bowl. Mix.

3. Take 1/2 of the cold butter and 1/2 of the cold shortening, add to dry ingredients cut together
with a pastry blender.
4. Take remainder of the cold butter & cold shortening and cut in very briefly leaving visible pea sized
chunks. Do not over process at this stage!
5. In a measuring cup, mix egg yolk and vinegar together, add ice cubes and water. Let this get
chilled, about 3 to 4 minutes.
6. Sprinkle approximately 4 to 5 tablespoons of this egg, water, vinegar mixture, a little at a time,
over flour mixture, mixing gently with a fork. The key to this is, you do not want a wet dough,and you do not want to over mix. You will not use most of this mixture.
7. Place this dough into plastic wrap or plastic bag, chill in refrigerator for a few minutes. Remove
from refrigerator and roll out on well-floured surface to 1” larger than pie dish, using as little flour as possible to prevent sticking.
8. Place dough in pie dish, turn under edges and flute dough. Set aside.

Apple Pie Filling

6-7 c. Sliced and peeled Granny Smith apples
1 t. Cinnamon

1 t. Lemon Juice

3/4 c. Granulated Sugar

2 T. Flour

Mix all ingredients for filling and place in 9” unbaked pie shell.
Top with Dutch
Apple Topping.
Bake at 425
degrees for 15 minutes then 350 degrees for 40-50 min.

Dutch Apple Topping

1/2 c. Brown sugar
1/2 c. Cold butter

1 c. Flour

Blend with pastry blender or fork and set aside.

Yummy, Denise! It looks like the effort would be well worth it :)

Denise's books

Surrender Bay ~ The Convenient Groom ~ Sweetwater Gap ~ Seaside Letters
Mending Places ~ Saving Grace ~ Finding Faith

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Jenny said...

Call me unpatriotic, but this American girl doesn't like apple pie. My hubby, however, would probably eat the whole thing himself. *grin*

Thanks for sharing, ladies.

Tracy said...

I'm starting to think there must be some prerequisite for authors to be the holders of great recipes as well. I can only assume they're also great cooks!!!!

Thanks for sharing Denise. Rel, I'm loving this Friday spot. What a brilliant idea of yours!

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