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I am a 29-ish yr old married mother of 8. My family is my life and I wouldn't have it any other way. My darling husband is my very best friend and together we are raising 8 of the best kids in the world! They are Rose(12) Sarah(12) Ammon(10) Malachi(8) Gabriel(7) Hannah(5) Maggie(4) and Abbie(3) We currently own 2 dogs, 1 bird, 5 chinchillas, 1,000,000 rabbits, 1 cat, 4.5 horses, and one ferret. We just purchased a home that is definately a "fixer-upper", with land and room for the kids to roam. Our goal is to run a mostly self sustaining farm and live in peace as we grow as a strong family unit. We have seen our fair share of hardships, but we are thankful for the many blessings the Lord gives us on a regular basis!

Friday, June 6, 2008

The BEST Dutch Apple Pie EVER...

By now you know that when I succeed at something I like to share it! Well I wanted to make apple pie so I did a lot of reading about it, mixed a few different recipes together, and came up with one of my own! I have to say I have NEVER had a better tasting apple pie!!! I wrote every thing down as I did it! So Here is my recipe:

*ALL measurements are approximate!

-3 cups flour
-1 cup shortening
-1/2 cup cold water
-6T brown sugar (I like dark)
-salt (maybe 1 tsp)
-cinnamon to taste

Mix the salt, brown sugar, and flour together. Then add your shortening and mash it together with a pastry cutter or a fork. Add the cinnamon as desired ( just used a few sprinkles)
Roll it out immediately-I haven't tried refrigerating this yet.
Place ti in an un-greased 13x9 pan or 2 9-inch pie pans.
Set aside.

Pie filling:
-Granny Smith Apples (I used 11 but you can use more or less if you need/want to)
-1/2 C brown sugar
-1 c sugar
-1/2 tsp nutmeg
-1tsp ground cinnamon (you can use more but I don't like too much)
-lemon juice

Peel and slice your apples and toss them in some lemon juice. (a couple of Table spoons) You'll need a LARGE bowl for this. Then add both sugars, your nutmeg and the cinnamon. Mix that all together until the apples ate good and slimy looking. Add your flour I just kept adding table spoon until I thought it looked right. (I ended up using 6)
When that's all mixed in put it in your crust. It won't fit, but that just fine, just pile them up on top.

Topping: I took this directly from another recipe...It's perfect!
-1 1/2 c all purpose flour
-1/2 c dark brown sugar
-1/2 c sugar
-2/3 c butter

Mix with a fork until crumbly.

Finishing Up:

Sprinkle crumbs over apples (if you haven't already eaten them all) Bake on a baking sheet at 375 degrees until you see bubbles forming under the crumbs (about 50 minutes) You can test with a fork to see if it's done by making sure that your fork can go through the apples pretty easily.

This stuff is good to eat warm but it's also really yummy cold too. It takes a few hours for the apples to settle and cool enough to be even across the top.

1 comment:

Stephanie said...

I really look forward to trying this! Thanks!