Saturday, December 22, 2012

Apple Of My Eye Pie

For my last birthday, one of my friends made me an apple pie that I could actually eat and I'll love her forever for making it! It was good, but she had a rough time with the crust and we weren't sure how to make the pie sweet, so my Mama made it her mission to figure out an easier crust and a sweetener. This is what she came up with.

1 1/5 c Rice Flour
1/2 ts Baking powder
2 large eggs, beaten
Large pinch of salt
1/2 c melted butter
1 lemon

9" pie pan
wax paper
2 bowls

For the sweetener:

Squeeze the juice from one half of a lemon.

Pit about 6 to 10 dates.

Mix the dates and lemon juice in a blender until they are a thick sauce.

Now, slice and peel the apples and add the sweetener sauce to them.

For the crust:

In a bowl, beat eggs and butter.

In a separate bowl, sift flour, baking powder, and salt.

Stir dry mixture in to wet mixture and mix well.

Mix well and separate into two balls.

Place in refrigerator for 10 to 15 minutes until hard and cold.

Sprinkle rice flour onto wax paper.

Carefully place one dough onto wax paper and sprinkle more rice flour on top.

Place another piece of wax paper on top of it and slowly roll out the dough.

Once rolled, carefully spatula off top layer of wax paper and turn pie plat upside down on the dough.

Quickly flip over the plate and dough so the dough is inside the plate. Spatula off the wax paper.

Fix any cracks or holes.

It isn't Betty Crocker, but it'll do!

Then, add the sweetened apples to the crust.

Roll out the other crust on wax paper (with rice flour sprinkled underneath and on top of it) and quickly flip it ontop of the pie.

If will probably fall apart and you'll end up patching together pieces of it. That's okay, it looks more homemade that way.

Bake for about 20 or 30 minutes. Make sure it's long enough for the apples to soften but not too long or the crust will get crumbley.


It pretty much looks like the real thing!

It doesn't taste much different, either.

Our next goal is whipped cream to put on top!

We also baked the apple skins to make some chips.

The results were questionable but I still ate them.

In other words, they were burned yet soggy.
For Christmas, we made an apple crumble. The recipe for that is coming soon!

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