my dalliances with all things domestic
Easy as Apple Pie
Okay, so Apple Pie is hardly a culinary mystery, but it is good. And so easy a 4 year old can make it... provided you have this medieval instrument of torture known as the apple-peeler-corer-slicer! I'm not a big gadget person, but I love this thing. It really does peel, core and slice the apples with a simple turn of the crank.
So here's how we made so-easy-it's-cheating apple pie:
Run 8-10 assorted apples through the torture device (3 or 4 different kinds),
Sprinkle with juice of 1/2 lemon, 1/4 c. flour, sugar to taste, and cinnamon. Mix.
Put into one of those frozen folded pie doughs (not as good as homemade...)
Dot with butter, Put on top pie crust. Crimp edges.
Bake for about an hour at 350 degrees.