Today's recipe is Apple Pie! Well, at least we'll be preparing the crust and getting the apples cut today. Looking through the number of pictures, I decided it might be wiser to split the recipe in two parts. We'll craft the filling and put the whole pie together (and eat it!) tomorrow.
Our pie crust recipe comes from the Taste of Home cookbook, and is simply called "Classic Pie Pastry". I've chosen this one because it was very easy--only four ingredients. My mom always used frozen pie crusts because she didn't like making them.
Let's get started!
"To make sure you get it right," Ruth says, "you have to test it. Pull out a little bit and play with it. If it moves well, then you know you're close."
"How do you know for really sure, though?" Red asks.
"You have to taste it, actually," explains Ruth.
"Really?" Hi-chan looks rather skeptical.
"Taste it?" Black chimes in. "Oo, let me! Please?"
"No fair, I asked first!" Red pouts.
"And how will you know what you're looking for?" demands Hi-chan.
"Needs a little more water."
Ruth glances up at me. "A bit dry, is it?"
I nod. "Only a little, though. I think this is our last tablespoon."
"But it's wet and we're done with it!"
"If you leave it in a heap on the floor, it will get stinky! Let Miaka throw it in the laundry!" Hi-chan scolds.
Here we have a smaller apple, which works nicely in the slicer-corer. Red and Black have this job handled quite well. Teamwork!
See you tomorrow to make the filling and bake up our pie!