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Foolproof Apple Pie

After a fun morning picking apples at Sunset Orchards we are ready to make some delicious apple pie. Precooking the apple filling makes this pie foolproof and fun to make with kids! My 9-year old twins always love to sneak a taste of the filling while it’s cooling down. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 ½ pounds apples, peeled and cored, then cut into thin slices ¼ teaspoon ground allspice ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon ¼ teaspoon kosher salt ¾ cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons cornstarch 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 recipe all-purpose pie dough 1 egg, lightly beaten Melt butter in a large saute pan set over medium-high heat and add apples to the pan. Stir to coat fruit with butter and cook, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, whisk together the spices, salt and .75 cup sugar, and sprinkle this over the pan, stirring to combine. Lower heat and cook until apples have started to soften, approximately 5 to 7 minutes. Sprinkle the flour and cornstarch over the apples and continue …

Perfect Key Lime Pies for Pi day

These pies are super easy to make and come out perfect every time! The recipe below is for one 9-inch pie, but I usually make 4 smaller (4 1/2 inch) pies. INGREDIENTS FILLING 4 tsp grated lime zest (I use regular limes) 1/2 cup Key lime juice (bottled if fresh key limes are not available, regular lime juice is too tart) 4 egg yolks 14 ounce sweetened condensed milk CRUST 9 graham crackers, processed to fine crumbs 2 tbsp granulated sugar 5 tbsp melted butter; melted and warm WHIPPED CREAM TOPPING 3/4 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup confectioners sugar 1/2 lime, sliced thin and dipped in sugar DIRECTIONS Whisk zest and yolks in medium bowl until tinted light green (approx. 2 minutes). Beat in milk, then juice. Set aside at room temperature to thicken. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In food processor, process graham crackers until evenly fine; add sugar and pulse to combine. Add melted butter in a steady stream until mixture resembles wet sand. Press into pie pan(s). Bake 15 minutes (9 minutes for 4 1/2 inch pies) until lightly brown and fragrant. Pour filling …