Archive | May, 2012

Strawberry Pie

30 May

Ingredients
• 1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked (See Recipe for Basic Pie Crust)
• 1 quart fresh strawberries
• 1 cup white sugar
• 3 tablespoons cornstarch
• 3/4 cup water
• 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

Directions
1. Arrange half of strawberries in baked pastry shell. Mash remaining berries and combine with sugar in a medium saucepan. Place saucepan over medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring frequently.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together cornstarch and water. Gradually stir cornstarch mixture into boiling strawberry mixture. Reduce heat and simmer mixture until thickened, about 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour mixture over berries in pastry shell. Chill for several hours before serving. In a small bowl, whip cream until soft peaks form. Serve each slice of pie with a dollop of whipped cream.

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Apple Pie

23 May

Ingredients:

1 – 9” Double Pie Crust (See recipe for Basic Pie Crust)
½ cup unsalted butter
3 Tablespoons Domata Recipe Ready Flour
¼ cup water
½ cup white sugar
½ cup brown sugar
8 Granny Smith (or other good baking apples) – peeled, cored, and sliced
Directions:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar, brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.
Place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Cover with a lattice work crust. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.
Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F. Continue baking 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.