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The Baking Bachelor: Making an Apple Pie

Introducing a new feature on Jen Spends.com: video cooking tutorials!

I love to cook and bake, and had promised my friend Joe that I would teach him what I know. I thought it would be a fun premise for a video series, and I lured my camera-shy friend in for this first episode with a promise of a pie of his choice to take home. Joe chose his mom’s apple pie recipe to start off with, and I walked him through the steps. Pies don’t have to be a monumental undertaking, especially if you cheat like I do and use store-bought dough (already rolled out). Joe is a quick study, and I think he can whip up a pie whenever he feels like it now! I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or not.

Enjoy!

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Apple Pie

Ingredients:

1 package store-bought refrigerated pie crusts (the type that come rolled up in a long box)
6-7 Granny Smith apples
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 Tbsp flour
1 tsp apple pie spice
2 Tbsp butter

Instructions:

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees. Peel, core, and slice apples and place in a large mixing bowl. Add sugar, brown sugar, and apple pie spice. Mix until apples are well coated. Place one crust in bottom of pie plate. Pour apple mixture into pie plate. Cut butter into several slices and distribute evenly over apples. Place second crust on top. Seal edges of two crusts together with ice water. Crimp edges. With a sharp knife, cut slits in top crust to vent. Optional: wet crust with ice water and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for approximately 40 minutes. You may cover with foil after 15 minutes if crust begins to burn. Allow the pie to rest before serving.

Hopefully we will be able to get back into the kitchen soon for some future tutorials. Is there anything you would like to see Joe make? Drop us a line!

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