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Re: Apple Picking Time

Postby Big Smile » Sep 02, 2012 6:27 pm

Just to tease Marc,,,,here is the blueberry pie before we cut into it. There is not much left. As for apples, I liked the Yellow Trasparent Harvert apples the best for sauce but they are no longer available. Mutsa are the next best. I would not use yellow delicious for baking, they are OK for eating. Macs Spys, and several others that are mentioned here are good eating, cooking and baking.

Now Marc, if you are going to make a pie you will need a good pastry recipe.
here is the one I use....never fail
1 1/2 cups pastry flour
1 teaspoon sugar (optinal)
dash of salt
1/2 cup canola oil
3 tablespoons milk
Pour flour , salt and sugar if used into pie plate. Mix oil and milk together. Pour over flour and mix with a fork then use your hand , the more you work it the nicer it gets. Press and shape into pie pan. Its SO easy!!
Depending what size pie pan you use you will have some pastry left. Thats what I use for the lattice top. I put the pastry between wax paper and roll with a rolling pin then cut into strips. Good Luck "Marc"
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Re: Apple Picking Time

Postby Dumbo » Sep 02, 2012 6:36 pm

Well that sounds easy enough. TY, Big Smile.

No teasing allowed. Or i'll somehow, someway, force you to mail me a blueberry pie for Xmas.
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Re: Apple Picking Time

Postby Ron Evers » Sep 02, 2012 6:53 pm

A neighbour bought & planted a Mutsu & for years it never produced. I took a cutting from her barren tree & grafted it onto one of my trees & one year later it produced fruit & has done so ever since. Nice thing is, that even though other apples get scab this one is very resistant. To my knowledge, her tree never produced - they moved away & we do not know the other folks.
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Re: Apple Picking Time

Postby davefrombc » Sep 02, 2012 6:57 pm

I'm sure glad I have a cover on my keyboard. I drooled all over it looking at Big Smiles blueberry pie.
It's not fair .. All you lovely pie making gals are much too far away for me to happen to drop by just as dessert is being served.

I'm curious .. Can I get away with using all purpose flour instead of pastry flour to try to make the pie crust?
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Re: Apple Picking Time

Postby kelly_m » Sep 02, 2012 7:08 pm

Granny smith for candy apples.

Macs for snacking
Delicicious cause it reminds the kids of their Nana
Honeycrisp a good combo of Mac and delicious
Gala for all round popularity

We have orchards nearby...lots....great time of year coming up!

Grannies and spies for pie
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Re: Apple Picking Time

Postby Dumbo » Sep 02, 2012 7:08 pm

Unbelievable. If countryboy isn't cutting my country-chick grass, Dave is there trying to cut in on my pie making girls.

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Re: Apple Picking Time

Postby Big Smile » Sep 02, 2012 7:33 pm

"davefrombc"]I'm sure glad I have a cover on my keyboard. I drooled all over it looking at Big Smiles blueberry pie.
It's not fair .. All you lovely pie making gals are much too far away for me to happen to drop by just as dessert is being served. Sorry Dave
I'm curious .. Can I get away with using all purpose flour instead of pastry flour to try to make the pie crust?[/quote]
Yes you can use all purpose flour but I prefer pastry flour.
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Re: Apple Picking Time

Postby DonnaZn2SK » Sep 02, 2012 8:11 pm

davefrombc wrote:I'm curious .. Can I get away with using all purpose flour instead of pastry flour to try to make the pie crust?

Dave, if you use pastry flour, it will be much more tender...the problem is that it is also harder to roll out compared to regular all purpose. I usually go half and half. I don't use the oil pastry recipe that Clara uses...mine is made in a food processor using butter and lard.
Here is a cherry pie I made with the Evans Cherries in my backyard:
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Re: Apple Picking Time

Postby Dumbo » Sep 02, 2012 9:59 pm

DonnaZn2SK wrote:Here is a cherry pie

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Re: Apple Picking Time

Postby Eeyore » Sep 02, 2012 10:32 pm

A dutch topping is an open topped pie with a crisp topping.

Pie
2lbs tart cooking apples peeled and sliced
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp flour
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Topping

2/3 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup butter or margarine(cold)

Pastry
3 cups flour
2tsp sugar
6 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
Mix well, cut in 3/4 cup shortening and then add
1 1/4 cups milk

Knead well. Roll out (makes five crusts)

I do 5 pies at one time in a very large bowl. Only 3 times the topping needed for 5 pies.
Bake at 400 for 40 to 45 minutes.
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