November 21, 2015 5 min read
“In a time where it seems chaos is popping up all over the world, I am reminded of the gift of peace and safety. I’m so heavy-hearted for those who do not have it at the moment, and feel humbled that right now, I have been given the gift of remaining safe and sound.” — Kelly (creative team)
“Carrying on traditions my parents created. My mom up before everyone else watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade while preparing the food. My dad and brother coming downstairs to change the channel to football (or the national dog show- my Argentine father always looks forward to that for some reason). Getting out the fancy silverware and wine glasses. Ironing our clothes and sisters curling their hair together in the bathroom. And best of all, surrounded by LOVE!” — Liana
“My mom.” — Elba
“Homemade pretzels, family, and quality time.” — Rachel
“Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade” — Eunice
“Turkey and great red wine.” — Ryan
“All the side dishes mixed together to form the most perfect savory sweet bite. Does that count? Because that is for sure what I look forward to the most!” — Kelly
“Apple pie.” — Elba
“Any type of bread.” — Rachel
“Sweet potato casserole with crushed corn flakes on top!” — Liana
“My daughter’s homemade pumpkin pie” — Eunice
“Smoked turkey!” — Ryan
Original recipe adapted from this sweet woman’s mama
7-9 granny smith apples, peeled and sliced thin (I use my food processor)
1/2 Cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 Cup sugar
1/2 Cup flour
1/2 Cup butter
Crust (makes 2):
1 1/2 sticks very cold butter
3 Cups flour
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 T. sugar
1/3 Cup very cold crisco shortening
8ish Tablespoons ice water
1. Form crust (see recipe below) in pie plate and refrigerate until ready to use.
2. Preheat oven to 450F.
3. Cook sliced apples, 1/2 Cup sugar, and cinnamon in heavy-bottomed pot until soft and juices start to thicken.
4. Meanwhile, if you’re making the crumble topping: Mix other 1/2 cup sugar and flour, then cut in butter until crumbly to make topping. (I use my food processor to make the topping but it’s not a must have for this recipe!).
5. Spoon cooked apples into crust. Sprinkle crumble over apples OR assemble top/lattice crust over apples.
6. Bake in a 450F for 10 min then in 350F for 40 more minutes.
To make crust for apple pie:
Note: It’s very important that your ingredients are super cold.
1. Pulse flour, salt, and sugar in food processor. Dice up the cold butter and add it and the cold crisco to the processor and pulse about 10 times. Through the feeding tube pour ice water (but not the ice) and mix until it forms a ball of dough.
2. Dump it on your floured board and fashion into a ball.
3. Cover with saran wrap and put in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
4. When ready to use, cut the ball in half. You can freeze the other for another time or use it to make a top/lattice crust.
5. Roll the half on a board with a lot of flour on it and your rolling pin to your desired size.
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