Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Last weekend I celebrated Thanksgiving early with friends before traveling home. My contribution was an apple pie--my favorite pie recipe of all time. If you're looking for a pie recipe, look no further.

Grandma Ople's Apple Pie (from Allrecipes)
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
1/2 cup unsalted butter
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
8 Granny Smith apples - peeled, cored and sliced

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.
2. Place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Cover with a lattice work crust. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.
3. Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.

Pie Crust (from Allrecipes)
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold water

1. Mix shortening, flour, and salt together with a fork or a pastry blender until very crumbly. Add as much water as needed to hold together, and mix lightly with a fork.
2. Roll gently on a floured pastry cloth to about an inch larger than pie plate. Fold carefully in half, lift to pie plate, and unfold. Press into pan. For a single-crust pie, trim with a small knife to about 1/2 inch beyond rim. Fold up, and pinch so edge of pie is raised from rim.

Have a marvelous Thanksgiving everyone! I'm so thankful for you all and pray that you will be blessed this Thanksgiving, and be showered with joy in this season. Stay warm, eat lots, and be merry! 


  1. I love apple pie. Thank you for recipe. I'll try to make my own apple pie following your recipe ^^

  2. You make me hungry.I will try to make this.

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