Posts Tagged ‘Pie’

Spring Is Right Around the Corner

February 13, 2011

Sorry for the short break.  I’ve been enjoying the nice weather and NASCAR started their season on Friday.  But I haven’t stopped cooking.  Made a strawberry pie for my Honey.  Ya can’t get much more Springy than that.

Strawberry Pie

4 cups fresh, hulled and halved strawberries

1 1/2 cups water

3/4 cup sugar

2 Tbsp cornstarch

1 3oz box of strawberry flavored gelatin

1 baked and cooled pie crust

Get your pie crust baked and our of the oven to cool.  Combine water, sugar and cornstarch in and pan and bring to a boil.  Boil until clear and watch it closely so it doesn’t scorch.  I didn’t and I am still trying to get the pan clean.  Remove from heat and add gelatin.  Arraign the strawberries in the cooled pie shell and then pour gelatin mixture over and chill for several hours.

I’m not real sure where this recipe came from.  I think it was one of those freebies that come with magazine ads in the mail. This sure beats that unknown goo from the grocery store that passes as pie filling.   The filling has a great flavor, but next time I will make a graham cracker crust.  The bottom of the crust seemed to disappear under the filling.

Now I have a question for you.  How do you pre-bake your pie crusts??  I have tried the prick it with a fork thing, but always get filling leakage underneath.  Lately I have been filling the crust with some old bean I have in a jar.  But some of those pesky beans always stick to the crust and I always manage to knock a chunk of the crust off.

Strawberry Pie, NASCAR and mid 40 degree weather in February.  I sure hope Mother Nature isn’t playing a cruel joke on us.

The Storm Missed Us

April 16, 2009

It was chilly and damp here today, but snow only on the grass and the windshield.  Suppose to be up in the 70’s by Monday.  Hooooorrrrraaaaay!!  Boy, this dessert made the house smell wonderful.  And it is so easy.  Next time I think I will make smaller personal sized ones.

RUSTIC APPLE PIE

1 single pie crust either boughten or homemade

1 egg white

3/4 cup sugar

2 Tbsp corn starch

2 tsp cinnamon

4 cups peeled and thinly sliced grannie smith apples

Roll crust into 12 inch circle and place on foil lined cookie sheet or pizza pan/  Brush crust with 1/2 of egg white.  Combine sugar, cinnamon, and cornstarch.  Add slices apples.  The place mixture in center of crust,  Fold and pleat crust up and around filling, leaving an opening in the center.  Brush crust with the remaining egg white and bake at 425 for 20-25 minutes.  Let cool before cutting.

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This turned out really well, although a bit smaller that a regular pie.  It is rich and gooey.  It only took 2 normal sized apples to make.  I did apparently put a hole in the crust because alot of the good juice seeped out.  When the “pie” was finished baking, I put it on a plate and spooned the juice over the fruit.  And this is all that’s left.

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