Thursday, November 26, 2020

Thankful 4 family & pie...

 

Wednesday was a pie making class for me at my SIL Shell's. All my SILs are good cooks, but Shell is beyond good. Her culinary skills are legend in the family.



 
 

Why she was brave enough to take me on as an apprentice is untold.

My part of the supply list sent me in search of Spelt flour.  This was a must according to Shell, as it makes the best, light and flaky crust.


In a big bowl we mixed the Spelt flour with cubes of Crisco, added a touch of water, and a pinch of salt. Formed into balls and placed it outside to stay cold til we were ready for it.

 

Next (with the help of my niece) was to core, peel, and slice several bushels of apples with ancient paring knives. We used Granny Smith apples, Shell says she prefers Pippins, but they are hard to find here. A mix of Granny Smith and Honey Crisp works for me. 


We stirred cinnamon, brown sugar, sugar, and butter into the apples and set that aside while we went on to make the pie crusts.

Shell whipped out her Mrs. Anderson's, floured it up, and rolled out the dough. 


Crust was put in the pan, and filled with the apple mixture. Top crust made and placed over the filling.  Fluted the edges, and baked at 400 for how ever long it takes.  

 


 

It isn't pretty but I'm hoping it's good eat'n...


Have a Blessed Thanksgiving!

 

22 comments:

  1. Your pie looks delicious. Happy Thanksgiving, Brig!

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  2. Homemade pie is right up there with homemade bread for making the house smell lovely.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Brig!

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    1. It does indeed make the house smell good.

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  3. The pie looks good to me. Glad you had a happy Thanksgiving

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    1. Thanks, my Thanksgiving was moved to Friday, but I'm sure it will be nice.

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  4. Had to go look up spelt. Turns out it's an ancient form of wheat, going back to c. 5000BC, and has a different type of protein than "bread" flour. Having a different type of protein in it would most definitely make the crust different.

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    1. My curiosity had me doing the same, by looking it up. I'm still not sure why it makes such a difference but it does.

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  5. Looks really yummy. Have a great weekend.

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    1. I hope your Thanksgiving was a good one.

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  6. Delicious! Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Shell tasted her apple pie and said it was good, so I have high hopes for mine. Friday will be the test, when Sean tries it.
      Your table was beautifully set. Yay to serving BEEF!

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  7. It looks great, and I'm thinking the mix of apples would work very well.

    Just like you and drjim said, I had to look up spelt.

    We've switched over to using one of those kitchen gizmos that peels and cores the apples when you turn a crank.

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    1. Spelt flour was a new one to me. It does make a difference.
      My gizmo disappeared during the last move, and Shell's is busted, so we did it with paring knives. There is one on my wish list for Christmas... we'll see.

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    1. Thanks, today will be the test at Sean's...

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  9. Perfect crust makes the pie! It looks like yours was perfect. Apple pie is the BEST!

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    1. It does doesn't it! My pie was not pretty, but it was tasty, so I'm happy with the outcome.

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