Apple Pie [made easy]
Let’s start by saying that I don’t like making a mess. I never know when a guest of Prairieside Suites Luxury B&B may join me in the kitchen. As a result, I’m very neat in the kitchen. That’s why I love making a simple oil pastry crust because there no, big, flour mess. Here’s the recipe:
Mix flour & salt in medium bowl. Cut oil into flour with a fork into pea size crumbles. Add water & make into two balls. Wet your hand and run across counter to dampen with water.
I like to use the Apple Pie recipe from my Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. I prepare, the ingredients for, 4 pies at once. Now divide this into 4 gallon zip lock freezer bags. You can bake one, then freeze the rest to make life easier on another day.
Place a “Pie Bird” in the center of your pie place [see picture]. Make sure it’s resting directly on the bottom crust. Now add your pie filling all around it. This will allow the steam to escape and keep your pie from bubbling all over your oven! Add the top crust, crimp edges and bake according to the directions.