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Classic Apple Pie

Apple Pie

Apple Pie finished
Prep Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 2 ½ hours plus cooling time.

Ingredients

Pie Dough:

2 ½ cups flour
½ tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
1 cup cold, unsalted butter, cut into cubes
3- 4 tbsp ice water

Filling:

5 granny smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
¼ tsp salt
2 tbsp flour
2 tbsp butter, cubed

1 egg, beaten

Preparation Instructions

1. In the bowl of a food processor pulse to combine flour, salt and sugar. Add cubed butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add 1 tbsp ice water at a time, pulsing to combine. Mixture should hold together when pressed together but will still look a bit crumbly. Transfer crumbly dough to countertop. Press into two discs. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
2. While dough is chilling make apple pie filling. In a large bowl combine apples, brown sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and flour.
3. Preheat oven to 400F. Roll out 1 disc of pie dough into an 11-inch circle. Place in a 9-inch pie dish. Top with filling. Dot filling with cubed butter. Roll out remaining disc of dough to a 10-inch circle. Brush rim of pie dough with beaten egg. Top with dough and press edges to seal. Trim edges so there is a 1-inch overhang. Crimp edges of dough. Brush top of pie with egg.
4. Cut four or five slits in top of pie. Place pie on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake pie in bottom third of oven for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 350F and continue baking until pie is bubbling and golden, about 40 to 50 minutes. Cool completely before serving.

Minerva`s cajun chicken linguine

from Mandy D.’s book, Colton, SD

Ingredients

1 lb. chicken breasts, cut in pieces
1 bunch fresh broccoli
2 peppers (green, red or yellow)
1 sm ctn heavy whipping cream
1T flour
1/2 can chicken broth
Chef Paul Frudhommes Poultry Magic

Preparation instructions

Season chicken with poultry magic. Cook until browned. Put 1 stick butter in large frypan on medium -high heat. Remove chicken when cooked thouroghly. Use juice left as sauce base. Add whipping cream, broth, flour and more magic seasoning. Heat to boiling on medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Add chicken and simmer on low 5 minutes. By now you should have cooked linguine. Season to taste. Drain and add to chicken mixture, stir. Can be topped with fine parmesan cheese or almonds.

Submitted by: Susan W

Chicken mushroom bake

from Jennifer L.’s book, North Branch , MN

Ingredients

1/3 c. flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp pepper
2 1/2 to 3 lb chicken, cut into pieces
1/3 c. butter
1 (10 1/2 oz) can cream of mushroom soup
1 c. sour cream
1/2 c. canned sliced mushroom, drained
2/3 c. shredded cheddar cheese

Preparation instructions

Combine flour, salt, paprika, and pepper in paper bag. Shake chicken in flour mixture. Melt butter in large skillet. Brown chicken on all sides. Place in a 13×9 baking dish. Combine soup, sour cream, and mushrooms. Pour over chicken. Bake at 350° for 1 hour, until tender. Sprinkle with cheese and return to oven just until cheese melts.

Serve over rice or potatoes

Submitted by: Jennifer L