Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Makes Its Own Crust Apple Pie

Now this is some pie. Many people are afraid of making pie because they do not know how to make a pie crust. It's no longer as tricky as it used to be with the advent of food processors, but with this recipe, no one need ever worry again. This pie MAKES ITS OWN CRUST!! Just like that. Just like magic. So if ever you passed up making a delicious pie because you didn't know how to make a crust, didn't want to make one or didn't have a frozen one on hand, FEAR NO MORE!!

Crust Ingredients:
1 cup flour
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup water
2/3 cup butter, softened
1 egg

Combine crust ingredients in a bowl and beat at lowest speed, then at medium speed for about 2 minutes. Spread batter in 9 inch deep dish pie plate.

Filling Ingredients:
2 cups apples, peeled, cored and sliced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice or cinnamon and nutmeg

Add all filling ingredients to pie batter in pie plate, spreading evenly, but DO NOT STIR OR MIX.

Bake at 425F. for 40-45 minutes until crust is golden brown.


This recipe is also entered in Favorite Ingredient Friday's Dessert Edition. Be sure to visit Overwhelmed With Joy and the other participants.


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  1. that sounds great - a rolling-free pie crust I'll have to try :)

  2. Thanks, Tamy and Snow White. It's great when we are in a hurry or we don't have one in the freezer, plus it's a nice change. Don't want the same crust all the time.

  3. I have to stop reading your blog so late at night. It always makes me so hungry! I love anything made with apples!

  4. Erin: Apples are particularly nice in desserts and with cheese too. My, it's too late in your time zone for a mommy-to-be.


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