14 December 2007
Strange things are a brewing today. Looks like my banner has shrunk to almost nothing. Oh well... the thought is still there. I get to look at that view at least once a week anyway and can travel there in my mind.
Another one of my Christmas angels to
brighten my days in the photo.
I made this pie a few weeks ago with it's tender shortbread crust. It is a favourite of mine winter, spring, summer or fall.
**Apple Shortbread Pie**
2 cups all-purpose flour
½ cup white sugar
¼ tsp. salt
¾ cup chilled butter, diced
2 egg yolks, beaten
1-1/4 lbs. Golden Delicious apple, peeled, cored and cut into ¼ -inch slices
1 T. all-purpose flour
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
½ tsp. ground nutmeg
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Sift flour, ½ cup sugar and salt into a large bowl. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Fold in egg yolks (mixture will be crumbly). Remove ¼ of the mixture and set aside. Press remainder onto bottom and sides of a pie pan.
1n a large bowl, combine apples, brown sugar, 1 T. flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Place apples into crust, and sprinkle reserved crumb mixture evenly over top.
Place pie on a baking sheet, and bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F and continue baking 20 minutes, or until top is golden brown and filling is bubbling.
Makes 1 – 8 inch pie.
Labels: Sweet 'Thangs