May the good things of life be yours in abundance not only at Thanksgiving but throughout the coming year.
Old Fashioned Apple Pie
3 cups flour
2 tsp vanilla
¾ cup sugar
2 to 3 tbls Orange juice or milk
2 tsp baking powder
6 to 8 good sized apples (Cortland, for example)
2/3 cup oil
Sugar & Cinnamon
2 eggs beaten
Rind of one lemon grated, butter (optional)
Pre Heat Oven to 350°
In a mixing bowl, sift together flour, sugar and baking powder. Add oil and stir until little crumbles have formed. Add extra oil if all flour is not absorbed. Add eggs, juice (or milk) and vanilla, mix well until dough forms a ball dry enough to handle (If dough too dry add small amounts of liquid until it reaches proper consistency; if too wet add small amounts of flour). Knead a few times until nice and spongy. Cut dough in half, roll bottom half out on a floured surface to meet the shape of your baking dish put into dish and pierce with fork in several places to vent.
Slice apples, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar to taste, add to dish and sprinkle with lemon rind, dot with butter and add raisins if desired. Roll out top crust to cover, poke with fork to allow steam to vent.
Bake at 350 for approximately 1 hour or until crust is golden.
My children love when I have dough left over we make Thumb Print Cookies.
Roll leftover dough into small balls, put on cookie sheet and make an indentation with your thumb, add desired fillings, like jam, jelly or chocolate chips and bake at 350 for about 10 – 15 minutes or cookies are golden brown.