Showing posts from November, 2007

Cranberry Apple Crisp &
Three More Cranberry Apple Dessert Recipes

Homespun Cranberry and Apple Deliciousness Four Ways The combination of cranberry "tart" and apple "sweet" kissed with a touch of ginger is familiar and wholesome but at the same time, surprising. During cold weather, Cranberry Apple Crisp has become my "signature" dessert for casual suppers with friends and family, one of my favorite, ever-so-adaptable recipes. But de-construct the same ingredients and voila, you've got a Cranberry-Currant Apple Compote for an ice cream or yogurt topping or festive slices of Cranberry Apple Pie perfect for the holidays. Real Food, Fast & Flexible. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. A "Killer Dessert" for Winter. Potluck & Party Friendly.

Flaky Tender Pie Crust

This is the pie crust recipe – and the detailed pie crust techniques – that restored my pie crusts to the flaky, tender wonders that pie crusts should be. The recipe uses half butter (for flavor) and half shortening (for flakiness) and just enough water (for tenderness). If you've always wondered how to make good pie crust, or (like me) haven't been happy with your pie crusts' flakiness and especially their tenderness, this recipe is explained in detail, along with many hints and tips and photo illustrations, in How to Make Flaky Tender Pie Crust . COMPLIMENTS! "...the best pie crust I had ever made, hands down!" ~ Chris "... the most wonderful pie I have ever made. And I thank you from the bottom of my heart." ~ Julie My dad loves pie. My nephews love pie. Heavens, every man I know l-o-v-e-s pie. But my Uncle Marv? He's the reason I bake pie. Here's the story. I was only sixteen when I decided to cook Thanksgiving dinne

American Apple Pie

How to make a classic American Apple Pie from scratch with a double crust and brimming with just-sweet apples and a touch of cinnamon. A good apple pie is a wonderment and yes, this "is" a good one ... savor every single tender, flaky apple bite. Real Food, Fresh & Seasonal. An American Classic. Perfect for Thanksgiving & #PieDayFriday . Budget Friendly. Potluck & Party Friendly. Rave Reviews.

How to Make Flaky Tender Pie Crust

From just flour, fat, sugar, salt and water, we can create ethereal pie crusts that are flaky, tender and delicious. It's a skill, an art truly, worth mastering. Good pastry takes practice but tried-and-true pie crust tips can help and those that follow here have made the most difference in my own quest to make not just good, but great, pie crust. Along with the recipes for Flaky Tender Pie Crust and American Apple Pie , the tips below are the guidance of Anne Cori of Kitchen Conservatory , St. Louis' kitchen store and cooking school. Anne's own pastry sets a high bar, indeed. She shares her insight and skills so generously, I call her the 'Pastry Whisperer'. Prepare to bake the best pie crust you've EVER made! ~ Alanna (updated in 2010 with large photos!) HAPPY COOKS: Reader Testimonials "Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I'm 54 years old and have been baking most of my life but I never could bake a pie that I felt worthy of