Saturday, May 30, 2015

My favorite pie

My sharing of something to Sepia Saturday this week is, well, weak.



What, I don't have any old photos of baking?
Or kitchens?
Or me in an apron?

Or anything along those lines?

Scratching my head.  I used to do those things, but they weren't considered photo-worthy.

My favorite pie, Dutch Apple Pie.  I make my own from memory.


Favorite Dutch Apple Pie Recipe

I sometimes make the crust from scratch, but usually just get the refrigerated folded up ones from the grocery. Apples are not peeled by me...but just cored and sliced. I like a golden delicious, but other semi-tart apples are also good in pies.

I use 6 large or maybe 10 medium size apples...stir in a big bowl with
 1/2 cup of flour
 1/2 cup of sugar
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

I pile the sliced apples in the pie pan with only a bottom crust (unbaked).
then mix up 
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup of butter
the butter must be cut into the dry ingredients to make a good topping, so when the crumbs are the size of peas, you are ready to spoon it over the pie, and press onto the apples, making sure none are uncovered.

Place on a cookie sheet and cook at 375 for about an hour until the topping has sunk into the apples and is nicely brown.  If the edges of the crust are getting too brown, put aluminum foil over them so they don't burn.

Cool well, then slice.  A scoop of rich vanilla ice cream just adds to it's great taste.

Go over to Sepia Saturday to see what other Sepians are cooking up...

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And I thought I had a photo of a pot pie in one of my "mug-bowls" but am not able to find it today. Being a potter, you know I like to set off my pots with beautiful food, and vise versa. Here are the mug bowls. 


Today's quote for a minute of pondering...perhaps.


The more you sense the rareness and value of your own life, the more you realize that how you use it, how you manifest it, is all your responsibility. We face such a big task, so naturally we sit down for a while.
Kobun Chino Otogawa Roshi

24 comments:

  1. I love that quote Barbara particularly the bit about sitting down - I seem to be very good at that of late. I love making apple sauce when we have roast pork. It never ceases to amaze me how easy it is to make and how great it tastes - every single time. Love those bowl mugs too...beautiful glaze. Yummy colours.

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    1. Thanks for reminding me of applesauce, I'm planning to have some with pork chops this week when I have some friends over. Pie? Not sure yet.

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  2. I love your mug bowls and I'm going to try your super easy Dutch Apple Pie. I couldn't find any kitchen pictures either mostly because our kitchen where I grew up was too small. It was like a boat galley..really efficient but no room for both a cook and a photographer.

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    1. Me too, many tiny kitchens, but always busy! The hub of a woman's home. Thanks for saying you like my mug-bowls.

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  3. Oh my good Lord in heaven, that pie looks soooo good I could almost taste it right off the screen! Easy as pie ('scuse the pun) recipe too. I'll have to try it. My poor Mom tried to make an apple pie for my Dad when they were first married. She peeled & sliced 'a ton' of apples & piled them high with a top crust to cover. Out of the oven it came with the beautiful sugared crust inches & inches above the edge of pie plate - until Dad sliced into it. Not knowing that much about baking yet, Mom had used the wrong kind of apples & they had shrunk to naught more than leathery shriveled lumps in the bottom of the pan. Her mother-in-law consoled her, however, with a story about how, when she was first married, she made her husband a baked rice pudding which would have been a lovely creamy pudding except for the fact she forgot to add the rice so when he dipped the serving spoon into the pudding he found nothing but a bowlful of sweetened hot milk. I guess that made Mom feel better because she went on to learn how to make some pretty awesome desserts.

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    1. I remember hearing how my mom tried to make rice and didn't know it took so much water, when she was first married. I wonder what my big "bride gaff" might have been. I'll be thinking on that!

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  4. DH has been after me making an apple pie lately, so I may have to do it. He likes it with a big scoop of vanilla ice-cream on top, but I prefer a thick slice of cheddar cheese melted on top. And I too love your mug bowls! Great glazing!

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    1. Oooh, I was hoping the was a cheese lover out there too. I've never tried sliced and melted on top of pie, but that sounds much better than on the side!

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  5. That looks like what I know as apple crumble, one of my favourites too.

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    1. I just realized if I made that without the pie crust I'd call it Apple Brown Betty.

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  6. Yes, apple crumble in Aus and NZ, although we wouldn't bother with the pastry base. A classic invitation to a communal gathering would have said : "ladies, a plate", and an apple crumble would be much appreciated. Some foreigners have been known to bring along an empty plate 😀

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    1. Being more environmental these days, we do sometimes bring our plates and silverware to pot lucks, in order to not use plastic and paper ware that just gets tossed away. I forgot it could also be called Apple Crisp, which my mom taught me to make, without a crust.

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  7. goodness sakes, just cut me a piece of that scrumptious pie, a cup of tea, and I'll be right over --- gad I wish I could teleport.

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    1. The pics were on a cooking site, so I can't take credit for how good they look. But I've sure been thinking that I need to put this together soon. I'll be expecting you to ring the bell any time now.

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  8. My mouth is watering now - why did I view your post before dinner?

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    1. And I even went to the grocery the other day BEFORE lunch...and came home with lots of fruit and ice cream...but I avoided all the cookies and pastries that I usually like. So I only got enough for 2 or 3 meals...it was hard shopping when hungry!

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  9. That pie looks better than the ones I can buy at the store, but it would be too much work for me!

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    1. Me too, unless there's a special occasion. But there is a frozen variety, all put together but needs an hour baking, which is pretty good as a substitute for all the apple cutting...I am not sure the brand, but it costs more than many of the ones from a bakery...and is nice and deep dish.

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  10. Well you are definitely an honorary Australian after that post. That desert is a favorite here. The recipe is pure Australian, every word of it except for cookie sheet - that gave you away.

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    1. I'd be honored to be considered an Austrailian...but you need to tell me what to call a cookie sheet!

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  11. I presume a cookie sheet is what I have always called a baking tray

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  12. Oh yum -- I love a warm apple pie with ice cream. I haven't had Dutch apple pie in a long time.

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  13. Just had pork loin (with applesauce) at suppertime...but that pie looks so good I might have to make some apple hand-held pies (triangular, just big enough to hold in one hand). Mmmmmmm!

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  14. I just found an apple pie in the freezer this weekend that I'd made in 2012! It was time to bake it. I was surprised when I unwrapped it that it was, like yours, a Dutch Apple. It was a pleasant surprise. I also found a couple old peach pies. I'll hold off on those for a bit. But your photo of the slice has me very hungry so late at night.

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