I try to remember rising up and seeing my Terrific Grandma Flora make pies. The complete kitchen area would be a mess with flour spilling more than on countertops and in the sink, vegetable shortening becoming smeared on spoons and ice drinking water sitting there ready to be additional into the dough. Years later I would view my Grandma Barbra and Grandma Deloris make some of the similar pies.
Grandma Barbra would use my Fantastic Grandma’s suggestion of sprinkling no matter what crust items was left on leading of the pie crust in advance of baking, which is a procedure I continue to use these days. My Grandma Deloris’ Mom, my Terrific Grandma Viola, designed pies for The Kennard Café that folks continue to rave about right now. Unfortunately, none of her initial recipes continue to exist. Right after The Kennard Café closed, quite little was still left guiding in phrases of kitchen objects or recipes. I have been on a pie quest for a several a long time now, seeking to study something and every little thing I can about pies.
A couple decades again, in one of my columns below, I wrote about “A Comedy of Faults Apple Pie”. It was a recipe that my Grandma Barbra and I arrived up with that turned out to be a tasty disaster! In that column I wrote about just one of my pie insider secrets that people still find on my web site and write to me about nowadays. What is it? For my fruit pies, I sprinkle a layer of corn flakes into the bottom of the pie, just before adding the filling. It makes a barrier involving the fruit and the crust that performs like magic to ensure that the crust by no means will get soggy! No person at any time guesses what the magic trick is either mainly because you cannot see or style the corn flakes!
This recipe I am sharing in this article today is a further “magic trick.” This pie recipe pretty much can make its possess crust! No stressing about rolling out the dough or worrying about transferring the crust from the counter into the pie dish. You pour in the batter, best with your beloved fruit filling and when it bakes in the oven, it makes a crust all over and below the fruit. I am even now astonished at this recipe!
Magic Crust Apple Pie
Come to feel free of charge to substitute the apple pie filling with regardless of what fruit pie filling you desire.
1 cup white all-goal flour
2 tablespoons white granulated sugar
2/3 cup solid vegetable shortening
1 tablespoon refreshing lemon juice
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Get started by preheating your oven to 425 levels F. Spray a 9- or 10-inch-deep dish pie pan with non-adhere cooking spray containing flour.
In a huge bowl incorporate the white all-function flour, white granulated sugar, baking powder, salt, cold h2o, reliable vegetable shortening and overwhelmed egg. Blend this comprehensively.
Pour this mixture into the ready pie pan and easy out the major.
In a bowl, mix the apple pie filling with the clean lemon juice and the ground cinnamon.
Dollop this mixture into the middle of the batter. Do not stir!
Bake, in preheated oven, 43 minutes.
Remove, neat wholly and provide.
Inquire and Reply: Linda B. of New Castle would like to know if I had read of, or tried out, the new development of sprinkling floor cinnamon or yellow squirt mustard on sliced watermelon. I have listened to of this, of course and have experienced numerous friends try it and say it is mouth watering. Have I individually tried using it myself? Not but, but I will. I would also like to test maple syrup and watermelon.
Blaise Doubman, of Kennard, is an Indiana University graduate. He invites readers to visit his web site at: Trail BLAISE (http://trailblaise.com). He loves to hear from his viewers and can be contacted via the get hold of web page identified specifically on his site.