Posts Tagged ‘pie’

Sky High Apple Pie

October 19, 2008

INGREDIENTS
1 recipe pastry for a 9 inch double crust pie
115 g unsalted butter
25 g all-purpose flour
60 ml water
100 g white sugar
110 g packed brown sugar
8 Granny Smith apples – peeled, cored and sliced

DIRECTIONS
1.Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar, and bring to a boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer.
2.Place the bottom crust in your pan. Fill with apples, mounded slightly. Cover with a lattice work of crust. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off.
3.Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Reduce the temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Continue baking for 35 to 45 minutes, until apples are soft.

Pie Of the Year!!!!

October 15, 2008

INGREDIENTS:
FOR CRUST
# 1 tsbp sugar
# Pinch of salt
# 9 chocolate crackers
# 6 tsbp unsalted melted butter

FOR FILLING
# 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
# 1 1/4 cups sugar
# 1/4 cup cornstarch
# 4 egg yolks
# 1 tsp vanilla extract
# 3 1/2 ounces bittersweet (sweetened)
# 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
# 2 tsbp unsalted butter

FOR TOPPING
# 1 cup chilled whipped cream
# 2 tsbp powdered sugar
# 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
# 1 1/2 tsp instant expresso powder
# Chocolate-covered expresso beans

PREPERATION:
FOR CRUST
Preheat the baking oven to 350 degree F. Finely grind the chocolate crackers, sugar and salt. Add butter and blend well to moisten crumbs. Firmly press mixture into the glass pie dish. Bake until the crust sets, around 8 to 9 mins. Cool.
FOR FILLING
Whisk sugar, cocoa and cornstarch in heavy medium saucepan. Whisk the tolks into it. Whisk over medium-high heat until the mixture thickness and boils, whisk continously for about 12 mins. Remove from heat. Add both chocolates and butter whisk unitl melted and smooth. Mix in Vanilla extract. Transfer filling to crust. Press plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the filling and chill until filling sets at least 6 hrs.
FOR TOPPING
Beat all the ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate. Rewhisk to thicken before serving.
Peel plastic off pie. Cut pie into wedges. Spoon dollop of cream top of each slice. Garnish with chocolate covered expresso beans and serve.