Wednesday, December 24, 2008

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Appple Pie

I'm going to a Christmas party at Sandy and Ken's house tonight, so I made an apple pie yesterday. I should have taken pictures of the process for our Liba baking thread, but I forgot until after the pie was done. I used Jonathan apples from Liaoning, which are not as tart as Granny Smith but still hold up well to baking. I haven't tried it yet but I had some extra crust and apples so I made a couple little tarts, which I devoured while they were hot out of the oven. The crust had me worried because I don't have a mixer; I used knives, a fork, and my fingers to cut the butter into the flour. But it turned out to be the best part, very flaky and 酥. The apples were not as sweet as I had hoped, which means that next time I will add more sugar the way that Mom does. Luckily I put raisins in the pie, which should add some of the sweetness that was missing from the tarts.

Apple Tart

2 Comments:

At Dec 24, 2008, 10:25:00 PM, Blogger Brian Kennedy said:

That is one HUGE apple pie! My wife Susan says good job --- do you get to take home the leftovers? (if there is any that is...)

 
At Dec 24, 2008, 11:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said:

Wowie-wow-wow! I am so impressed! I am wishing i could have a slice. It looks delicious. I don't use a mixer for crust--just a pastry blender, which is essentially a big fork. I'm sure all your firends will love it! Merry Christmas. --Mom

 

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