• Desserts,  Pie,  Recipes

    Green Apple Polka Dot Pie

        Green Apple Polka Dot Pie one recipe Gabi’s Best Pie Crust 7 cups peeled and sliced Granny Smith apples 1/4 cup vanilla scented granulated white sugar 1/4 cup dark brown sugar 2 T corn starch 1 teaspoon Vietnamese Cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon Penzey’s pie spice mix 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract egg wash made of 1 egg and a Tablespoon or two of half and half raw or turbinado sugar to sprinkle Preheat the oven to 400 F. Line the bottom of a 9 inch pie pan with half the pie crust and place in fridge to keep cool. Mix the apples, sugars, spices and vanilla in a large…

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    Pecan Pie

    “Waiter there is too much pepper in your Paprikash, but I would be proud to partake of your Pecan Pie.” I always think of Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan saying that with a silly accent in “When Harry Met Sally” when I have Pecan Pie. I love that movie and have probably seen it 50 times. I think this is one of which Harry and Sally would proudly partake. 🙂 I really like the flavour of this because I am not really a fan of the gooey, gaggingly sweet pecan pies made with corn syrup. I like the flavour of the nuts and some brown sugar, caramelized buttery goodness in this Pecan Pie. …

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    The Best Pie Crust

    The best pie crust, in my humble (pie) opinion, is this all-butter pie crust which I have tweaked over the years. It has a great flavour, is flaky and doesn’t leave the roof of your mouth feeling greasy as shortening based crusts tend to do. Plus, I just don’t like shortening. 😛 Gabi’s Best Pie Crust 2-1/2 cups unbleached All Purpose wheat flour 1 cup cold, cold butter, salted or unsalted as you have on hand and cut into small bits large pinch of salt if using unsalted butter, smaller if using salted 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar, can omit if making a savoury pie 1/2 cup of iced water  (a…

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