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Inside Out Apple Pies

Inside Out Apple Pies
This dessert is part of a larger meal "A Taste of Autumn" where every single dish was made using "edible" or natural "bowls." That post is my entry for Project Food Blog Round 6. You can check out the post and vote for me here. I'm not a baker. Bakers are precise, careful, planned, and detail-oriented people. I'm more of a throw-it-all-together-without-measuring type cook, which can often lead to failures if you're trying to get cake to be a certain texture, a crust to be flaky, or dough to rise properly. This was my first time ever making any pie from scratch. This recipe is a twist on the traditional apple pie because it's sort of an inverted apple pie. The Crust Your goal in a pie crust is to make a flaky crust. The key is to use really cold butter - like frozen butter. At this point you use your hands and try to form a ball with the mixture. The next day (or, an hour later), roll out the dough until it's about 1/8 inch thick. The Apples Meanwhile, slice up apples. The Outer Apple Related:  PIES & TARTS

Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes Recipe As I mentioned on Friday, I have been doing some experimentation with the beer and chocolate combination. The Guinness-chocolate ice cream that I made totally kicked butt, so I couldn’t wait to see how I liked beer and chocolate in my cake. The answer? These cupcakes consist of a Guinness-chocolate cake base, which has a wonderful depth of flavor and is also supremely moist. While you can’t really taste the beer in the cupcakes (it serves as more of a flavor enhancer for the chocolate), you can definitely taste the alcohol in the filling and the frosting. I think I need to start converting more drinks into baked goods, this was too much fun (and way delicious!). Two year ago: Sour Cream Coffee CakeThree years ago: Pot Roast in the Crock Pot Yield: 24 cupcakesPrep Time: 40 minutesCook Time: 17 minutesTotal Time: 1 hour Guinness cupcakes with a Jameson whiskey ganache center and topped with a Baileys Irish Cream frosting.

Pie | Joe Pastry I have to admit, these Melton Mowbray-style pork pies aren’t just something you throw together, but for the serious pork pie enthusiast they are well worth the time and effort. To make them the old-fashioned way you’ll need an old-fashioned piece of equipment called a pie dolly plus some rendered leaf lard, for without good quality lard the side walls of the pie won’t stand up in the oven. Oh yes friends, these pies are baked free-standing, didn’t you know? Forms are for sissies. At least they are in Melton Mowbray. That said you absolutely can adapt this recipe to more conventional ingredients and equipment. On day one you’ll need to make your hot water dough and let it chill for at least four hours or overnight (which is better). When you’re ready to shape, make your filling. Pulse until the meat is chopped well, but no further. Produce your pie dolly and a round cutter (from a cutter set) that’s a bit larger than the circumference of the dolly. They look good to me! Cheers!

Apple Pie with Brown Sugar Streusel Topping I was talking with my brother about what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday (which was a while ago now), and he came to the conclusion that he wanted pie. An apple pie. I've never made an apple pie before but of course I was up for the challenge, and a bit worried that my apple pie would not be awesome. Actually for the 2 days before I made the pie, I kept trying to lower his expectations of it so he would be happy with it no matter what. I didn't want to make a double crusted pie and thought that having a crumbley topping might be delicious. If this sounds good, you might like:Russian Grandmother's Apple Pie-CakeCoconut Cream PieRaspberry & White Chocolate PieThe Most Extraordinary French Lemon Cream Tart Apple Pie with Brown Sugar Streusel ToppingAdapted from Bon Appétit October 1998 & The Essential Baker Edit March 22, 2011: I made this pie again recently and would recommend decreasing the sugar in the apples to 1/4 cup (from 1/2 cup).

My I-thought-I-had-an-original-idea ice cream cone cupcake pan Don’t you hate it when you get all your ice cream cones filled with batter only to have them tip over and spill in the pan when you try to put them in the oven? I decided to make a pan prototype to bake my cones in to stop the spills and mess! Yup, I made a prototype. But my dreams were crushed when I realized someone else already designed one. So much for my big break. BUT considering I wasted so much time making my pan, I’m going to show you it anyway. I bought this cheap tin pan from the 99 cent store. I took a sharpie and measured out a 3 x 4 square grid. Once my circles were cut out I just flipped it over and put it on a cookie sheet. Brilliant, right? And just for fun I took a picture of what it looks like from the underside. So there you have it. And now for a 2nd tutorial on how to make Cupcake cones. Fill the cones with batter. Rearing and ready to go. Bake them the same way you’d bake cupcakes. Now for the icing. Like I did for the batter, I LOVE icing cupcakes the same way.

Seriously good heart-healthy apple pie - Guest Chef After heart problems forced me to stop eating saturated and trans fats, I thought I would never make or eat pie again (and believe me, I cried myself to sleep over that one). Then I saw a crust recipe in Saveur made with white flour, vegetable oil and whole milk. The old Cathy would have scoffed at this idea, but I had to give it a try – especially considering that a pie with this crust won the Iowa State Fair pie contest! I gave the recipe a bit of a health makeover by using half whole wheat pastry flour, plus organic canola oil and fat-free milk. The result was shockingly good, and I was a Pie Queen once again. Don’t be skeptical, you butter lovers. 1. 2. 3. Heart-Healthy Apple Raspberry Pie Ingredients Filling 5 cups peeled, thinly sliced apples (about 5 apples) 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/8 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg 2/3 cup sugar 3 tablespoons cornstarch 2 1/2 cups fresh raspberries (about 12 ounces) Crust Directions Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Old-Fashioned Strawberry Pie | Food Republik Strawberry season! It’s strawberry season! Whoohoo! Can you tell how excited I am? We’ve been eating them on our pancakes, over yogurt, drizzled with vinegar in green salads, and neat. Yes, I know that most people don’t cook up the strawberries when they make strawberry pies. Plus, I’ll take any excuse to make a lattice crust. So here’s my version of an old-fashioned, straight up strawberry pie. I have to say, I outdid myself on the crust this time. Old-Fashioned Strawberry Pie Pie Crust 2 1/2 cups unbleached flour 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, chilled and cubed 1 tbsp sugar 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 cup ice water (or more) Filling 5 cups strawberries 3/4 cup golden brown sugar 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp nutmeg 3 tbsp cornstarch pinch salt Preheat oven to 400F. In a bowl place the flour, sugar, salt and cubes of chilled butter. Wash, halve, and hull the strawberries. Roll out the bottom crust and place it in a pie pan, trimming it about 1 inch over the edge. Let cool and serve!

Single Serving Pie in a Jar These are individual-sized pies made in little glass jars that can go straight from your freezer to your oven to your mouth. SO cute. You can make these with store-bought crust and canned filling or jazz it up with homemade like we do. And just for added cuteness we teamed up with crafting expert Lolly for some personalized tags. These are just about the best little gift from the kitchen you could share with someone! Pie in Jar This is the type of jar you’ll need. They’re half-pint jars, but short and squatty instead of tall and skinny (Ya know, like me as opposed to my mother. Step 1: Pie Dough The first thing you’ll need is dough. Step 2: Make a topper and line the jar Roll out a small handful of dough. Use the rest of the dough to line the jars. Step 3: Fill ‘er up You’ll need about 1/2 C filling for each jar. Play around with it and come up with something yummy! When your filling is all combined, divide it between the jars and dot a pat of butter on top (about 1/4 T) Ready for this?

Homemade Buttery Flaky Pie Crust Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Pie (Treats For Co-Irkers) Due to other family commitments on Thanksgiving day, we're having our Thanksgiving dinner this Saturday. My kids (and their dogs) will be here to celebrate and give thanks for our many blessings, hopefully an Ohio State win over that team from up north being included on that list. GO BUCKS! While I would have preferred to bake the more traditional pumpkin pie for our holiday dinner, several of the kids don't care for pumpkin (I know, it's crazy isn't it!) Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Pie (from the Nestle website) 2 cups (about 22) finely crushed chocolate sandwich cookies (I used Oreos)1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted1 3/4 cups plus 1 1/2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream, divided1 1/2 cups (9 oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons peanuts, coarsely chopped, divided2 tablespoons vanilla extract3 oz. cream cheese, softened1 cup peanut butter Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat 3/4 cup of the cream just to a boil.

Rainbow Cake in a Jar I’ve always had a penchant for sunshine in a jar. Doesn’t the very phrase itself, “sunshine in a jar,” roll off your tongue and fill your mouth with magic? While I’ve never yet found myself a sunshine in a jar, I think we may have just concocted it in our kitchen tonight. In this simple recipe, a basic white cake is turned into a slew of bright colors, baked to perfection, then topped with a creamy white frosting. Cakes baked in jars can be topped with traditional metal canning lids and stored in the fridge for up to five days. Rainbow Cake in Jar 1 box white cake mix made according to package instructionsNeon food coloring in pink, yellow, green, turquoise, and purple3 one-pint canning jars1 can vanilla frostingRainbow sprinkles Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Scoop about 1/2 cups of cake batter into five small bowls. Spoon about 3 tablespoons of the purple batter into the bottom of each jar. For even more great desserts in a jar, check out our slideshow “Contain Yourself!

Baking Basics: Homemade Buttery Flaky Pie Crust. - Sallys Baking Addiction Bakers! Welcome back to my Baking Basics series. This is a very long post. It’s summer. There is nothing more satisfying than making a pie completely from scratch. Let me help you get there. As the base holding all of the pie’s contents, pie crust’s flavor is in every single bite. About The Ingredients This crust is made with a few simple ingredients: flour, salt, cold water, and fat. Start with quality flour. What does this mean? A gluten free pie crust, you ask? Next up in my pie dough: salt. Now, the final ingredient(s). Why I Use Shortening and Butter Not all fats are created equal. A Tasty Experiment I recently performed an experiment. The all-butter crust tasted like pure butter. Use Cold Fat Why the emphasis on temperature? I keep some of my butter in the freezer and transfer it to the refrigerator a few hours before beginning the crust. Tips + Recipe (Print-friendly recipe below!) Start with flour and salt in a large bowl. Next: ice water. Vodka? Speaking of liquids. Back to my recipe.

Killer Peanut Butter Mousse Brownie Pie I can think of worse ways to die... We’re eating a chilled “pie” made of layers of fudgy coffee brownies, rich airy peanut butter mousse, crumbled Reese’s peanut butter cups and finished with a drizzle of ganache. It’s a well-known fact that sweets are not really my cuppa beer. (I don’t really do “joe” either!) That being said, T-dog loves him some sweets so from time to time I give in and make him something decadent. Going into the this dish with the concept in my head, I had no idea how wildly popular it was going to turn out to be! Killer Peanut Butter Chocolate Pie For the Brownies: 4 oz dark chocolate, chopped 1 stick butter, cut in cubes 1 tbsp instant espresso or coffee (optional) 2 eggs 1 1/2 tsp vanilla 3 fingered pinch of salt 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed) 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/2 cup all purpose flour For the Peanut Butter Mousse: 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter, (do NOT use natural or crunchy!) For the Ganache: 1/3 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

SHF, so horribly fluffy – S’more cupcakes I came across S’mores quite late in life. A Michael Recchiuti book. A tiny note at the bottom of a page. S’mores. A piece of chocolate and a marshmallow, sandwiched together in crisp graham crackers. As good as it may sound, I’ve never had the chance to taste S’mores – let alone graham crackers – in real life. I even thought of making a S’more tart. But well, I eventually forgot about it. When I started thinking about all the cupcakes I could put together for this month’s SHF, you can guess what came first. S’more cupcake. The S’more cupcakes were born. S’more cupcakes With a healthy dose of chocolate and fluffy marshmallow, those delicious cupcakes will make everyone happy. The cake is fragrant with brown sugar, cinnamon and vanilla; and has that slight saltiness I suspect graham crackers have (or maybe, I just see graham crackers as English digestives). You’ll have more gaanche than needed – but that’s only because you have to have enough to dip the cupcakes. s’more cupcakes

The Great Pumpkin Pie Recipe. - Sallys Baking Addiction Bursting with flavor, this pumpkin pie recipe is my very favorite. It’s rich, smooth, thick, and tastes incredible on my homemade pie crust and served with whipped cream. Pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin cupcakes, pumpkin bread, but HELLO what about pumpkin pie?? My Great Pumpkin Pie Recipe. Is Here. I spent the majority of my incredibly awesome week last week testing pumpkin pie recipes. But I think I cracked the pumpkin pie code. Just me? Since this is such a classic recipe, I snapped a lot of pictures of the process as well as the finished products. The pie crust. The pumpkin. The mighty ingredient in pumpkin pie, besides the pumpkin, are the eggs. Gloppy is the best word I can think of right now. A starch thickener is one of the most important ingredients in a pie filling. My Secret Ingredient This sounds so incredibly weird. These pie crust leaves! And let’s not forget about the sugared cranber… I mean crannies. And the whipped cream. Print Recipe Ingredients: