Monday, August 3, 2009

is this thing on?

annnnnd we're back. summer semester is over, with all of its acceleration, and now i'm cooking again. what better way to kick things off than with a pie?

i had some leftover apples and strawberries from separate projects, and decided to combine them into a strawberry apple pie. i had some trouble tracking down a recipe i was interested in, so i combined them.

and then promptly found some recipes i thought were worth trying. so here's to saving you the trouble of searching.

Catherine's Strawberry Apple Pie

dough for a double crust pie (i used this one)

4C peeled, cored and chopped apples
1 1/4C hulled and quartered strawberries
3/4C sugar
3T cornstarch
pinch of cinnamon (i love it, and it had to go in)

preheat oven to 425° (my oven is evil, so it's anywhere between 400° and 450°)
roll out 1/2 of dough and fit into pie plate. reserve other half in fridge.
mix filling ingredients, tossing until well mixed. pour into pie crust.
take remaining half of dough, roll out into strips, and form lattice top.
sprinkle with 1T sugar, place in preheated oven.
bake for 60 minutes, or until filling is bubbly and the crust is a lovely golden.
add foil to the edges in the last 20 minutes if it browns too quickly.
remove from oven, let cool to room temp.
slice, and try not to eat it all yourself.