Wednesday, March 9, 2011


                                             Yummy Apple Pie Recipe
Basic Flacky Pie Crust:
  * 1 1/4 cups unbleached flour
  * 1/4 teaspoon salt
  * 1/2 cup shortening, chilled
  * 3 tablespoons ice water
Whisk flour and salt together in medium bowl. With a pastry blender, cut in the cold shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Drizzle 2-3 tablespoons ice water over flour. Toss with fork to moisten, adding more water a few drops at a time until the dough comes together. Gather dough into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 30 minutes.Press dough into a pie plate. Fill with desired filling and bake.
(Note: Jess modified the recipe a little to give it more of a sugar cookie taste.
Add 1/2 cup sugar and subsitute butter for shortening)

Apple Pie Filling
1 cups flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
6 tbsp cup butter (melted)
1/4 cup oats
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup sugar
3 tbsp cornstarch
1 1/4 cups water
3 cups diced, peeled apples
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
Combine the topping ingredients, set aside. For filling combine sugar,cornstarch and water in saucepan until smooth; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for one minute or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in apples and vanilla, pour into crust; sprinkle topping on top. Bake at 350 for 40-45 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

This is a nice treat to end the cold winter with. Enjoy

                      Fall scrapbook layout - I love doing fall pages,
                      all God's beautiful colors are so inspiring!!! 

                     Baby layout made for a gift album.
                   Name Baby blocks Jess made for a baby gift.
                   She loves making these, the baby fabrics are
                   so cute.

Another gift Jess made for her great Aunt for Christmas.
The pictures not very good but you can get an idea of what
it looked like. It is wonderful to be able to serve the Lord with
the gifts He given us.

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