Traditional Dutch Apple Pie

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Traditional Apple Pie Recipe



In my opinion it is very important for everyone to know how to make a good Apple Pie Recipe.

Both my daughter and my son can make a delicious and simple Dutch Apple Pie.  I have yet to meet anyone that would turn down a slice of warm apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

I highly recommend trying this Dutch Apple Pie Recipe tonight!

*Saving Dollars and Sense Tip: If you have an abundance of apples this fall, make up a bunch of apple pie filling to freeze for a quick and easy dessert throughout the winter. Portion it out so that each freezer bag has just enough for one pie.  Then all you’ll have to do is make the pie shell, dump the bag, bake and add streusel topping.

INGREDIENTS
Crust:
1 cup Vegetable Shortening
2 cup Flour
1 Egg
4 tbsp cold Water
2 tsp White Vinegar

apple pie fillingFilling:
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Flour
1 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
3 lbs Granny Smith Apples (about 6 medium)
1 tbsp cider vinegar
1 tbsp Butter

dutch apple pie processStreusel:
1/2 cup Flour
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Uncooked Oats (not instant)
3/4 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
6 tbsp cold Butter, cut into small pieces

DIRECTIONS
Work shortening into flour with a pastry cutter until texture resembles meal.
Beat egg and add to mixture.
Add cold water and vinegar and stir until just incorporated.
Place in a zippered bag.
Flatten to about 1/2″ with a rolling pin.
Freeze for at least 20 minutes.
Combine dry streusel ingredients in a large bowl and whisk together.
Add cold butter and work with a pastry cutter until dry mixture is fully incorporated.
Crumble so pieces are no larger than pea sized.
Refrigerate until needed.
Roll out pie crust on a floured surface and place in pie pan.
Preheat the oven to 425.
Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil to catch any spillover during baking and place in bottom third of oven.
In a large bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar, flour and spices and mix well.

apples cored

Core, peel and slice apples into 1/4″ or less slices.
Add apples and vinegar to bowl and toss to coat.
Put apples in crust and dot top with pieces of butter.

apple pie process

Bake for 20 minutes.
Remove from oven and top pie with streusel mixture.
Reduce temperature to 375 return pie to oven to cook for about 50 minutes more (when crust is golden and filling is bubbling).

Dutch apple pie

If streusel begins to get too brown, cover top loosely with aluminum foil.
Allow to cool before serving.

Traditional Dutch Apple Pie
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • Crust:
  • 1 cup Vegetable Shortening
  • 2 cup Flour
  • 1 Egg
  • 4 tbsp cold Water
  • 2 tsp White Vinegar
  • Filling:
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • ¼ cup Flour
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg
  • 3 lbs Granny Smith Apples (about 6 medium)
  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • Streusel:
  • ½ cup Flour
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • ½ cup Uncooked Oats (not instant)
  • ¾ tsp Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg
  • 6 tbsp cold Butter, cut into small pieces
Instructions
  1. Work shortening into flour with a pastry cutter until texture resembles meal.
  2. Beat egg and add to mixture.
  3. Add cold water and vinegar and stir until just incorporated.
  4. Place in a zippered bag.
  5. Flatten to about ½" with a rolling pin.
  6. Freeze for at least 20 minutes.
  7. Combine dry streusel ingredients in a large bowl and whisk together.
  8. Add cold butter and work with a pastry cutter until dry mixture is fully incorporated.
  9. Crumble so pieces are no larger than pea sized.
  10. Refrigerate until needed.
  11. Roll out pie crust on a floured surface and place in pie pan.
  12. Preheat the oven to 425.
  13. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil to catch any spillover during baking and place in bottom third of oven.
  14. In a large bowl, combine sugar, brown sugar, flour and spices and mix well.
  15. Core, peel and slice apples into ¼" or less slices.
  16. Add apples and vinegar to bowl and toss to coat.
  17. Put apples in crust and dot top with pieces of butter.
  18. Bake for 20 minutes.
  19. Remove from oven and top pie with streusel mixture.
  20. Reduce temperature to 375 return pie to oven to cook for about 50 minutes more (when crust is golden and filling is bubbling).
  21. If streusel begins to get too brown, cover top loosely with aluminum foil.
  22. Allow to cool before serving.

 

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Homemade Cream of Mushroom Soup

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Homemade Cream of Mushroom


It seems like so many recipes call for Cream of Mushroom Soup, especially crock pot recipes.

The only problem I have with that is the canned versions you can buy at the store are usually not very good for you if you checkout the list of ingredients, calories, and sodium levels.

That’s why I am glad I have the opportunity to share this super Easy Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup recipe with you today!

This particular recipe makes the equivalent of 2 cans without all the extra ingredients you can’t pronounce, and I like being able to monitor the salt that is in it.

Homemade Cream Of Mushroom Soup Ingredients

 

INGREDIENTS

3/4 cup finely chopped Mushrooms
1/3 cup Flour
2/3 cup Milk
1 1/4 cup Vegetable Broth
1 tsp Onion Powder
1 tsp Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp Celery Salt
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Pepper

Chopped Mushrooms  

DIRECTIONS

Boil vegetable broth to a boil in a large pan.
In a bowl, whisk together milk and flour until flour is dissolved.
Add in remaining ingredients and continue whisking until incorporated.

cream of mushroom soup process

Add the milk/flour mixture to the broth, whisking to combine.
Reduce heat to medium, allow to cook until thickened (3-5 minutes) stirring constantly.
Remove from heat. Use immediately or store in airtight container in refrigerator.

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Homemade Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup
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Ingredients
  • ¾ cup finely chopped Mushrooms
  • ⅓ cup Flour
  • ⅔ cup Milk
  • 1¼ cup Vegetable Broth
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • ¼ tsp Celery Salt
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Pepper
Instructions
  1. Boil vegetable broth to a boil in a large pan.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together milk and flour until flour is dissolved.
  3. Add in remaining ingredients and continue whisking until incorporated.
  4. Add the milk/flour mixture to the broth, whisking to combine.
  5. Reduce heat to medium, allow to cook until thickened (3-5 minutes) stirring constantly.
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Use immediately or store in airtight container in refrigerator.

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Crock Pot Apple Butter

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Crock Pot Apple Butter Recipe



It’s apple season and I have an awesome recipe for Crock Pot Apple Butter that you have to try!

I am anxiously awaiting our trip back to the Cider Mill again this year so I can make all of my favorite apples recipes again including our family favorite Caramel Apple Crisp.

Apple Butter Ingredients  

INGREDIENTS

3 lb Apples
1 cup Sugar
2 tsp Cinnamon
1/4 tsp Cloves
1/4 tsp Nutmeg
1/8 tsp Salt

DIRECTIONS

Wash your apples.  (I recommend this non-toxic fruit wash)
Core peel and chop apples.  

apples cored and chunks

Place in slow cooker.
Mix together remaining ingredients and pour over apples.  

apple butter in crock po

Cook on high for 1 hour.
Reduce to low and cook for 10-12 hours until mixture turns dark brown.

apple butter mixture

Use immersion blender to remove lumps or process in blender in batches.
Leave uncover cooking for 1-2 hours until mixture thickens.
Allow to cool. Transfer to airtight containers and store in refrigerator.

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Crock Pot Apple Butter
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Ingredients
  • 3 lb Apples
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp Cloves
  • ¼ tsp Nutmeg
  • ⅛ tsp Salt
Instructions
  1. Wash your apples. (I recommend this non-toxic fruit wash)
  2. Core peel and chop apples.
  3. Place in slow cooker.
  4. Mix together remaining ingredients and pour over apples.
  5. Cook on high for 1 hour.
  6. Reduce to low and cook for 10-12 hours until mixture turns dark brown.
  7. Use immersion blender to remove lumps or process in blender in batches.
  8. Leave uncover cooking for 1-2 hours until mixture thickens.
  9. Allow to cool. Transfer to airtight containers and store in refrigerator.

 

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Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats

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Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats recipe



If you are looking for a fun fall treat this year then you should definitely try out these Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats!

Everyone loves the original rice krispie treats, these are so much more fun and festive too!

candy corn treats ingredientsINGREDIENTS
6 1/2 cup Rice Krispies Cereal
3 tbsp Butter
10.5 oz Marshmallows
Red Food Coloring
Yellow Food Coloring
Wilton White White Icing Color (optional)

DIRECTIONS
Lightly spray a pie pan with non stick spray.
In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.
Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
Transfer about half the marshmallow mixture to a large mixing bowl.
Add about 10 drops of yellow food coloring and mix well.
Add 3 cups cereal and mix well.

candy corn treats process

Butter your hands or use wax paper to press the mixture firmly into a ring around the outer edge of the pan.
Transfer most (about 4/5) of the remaining marshmallow mixture to a large mixing bowl.
Add about 10 drops of yellow and 6 drops or red food coloring and mix well.
Add 2 1/2 cups cereal and mix well.

candy corn rice krispie treats

Butter your hands or use wax paper to press the mixture firmly against the yellow ring around the outer edge of the pan leaving a empty circle in the middle.
Optionally, add about 6 drops of white icing color to the marshamallow mixture remaining in the saucepan and mix well.
Add 1 cup cereal and mix well.
Butter your hands or use wax paper to press the mixture firmly against the orange ring into the empty spot in the middle.

Candy Corn Treats
Allow to cool completely.
Lift out whole and cut, or cut in pan into triangular pieces.

Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Ingredients
  • 6½ cup Rice Krispies Cereal
  • 3 tbsp Butter
  • 10.5 oz Marshmallows
  • Red Food Coloring
  • Yellow Food Coloring
  • Wilton White White Icing Color (optional)
Instructions
  1. Lightly spray a pie pan with non stick spray.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over low heat.
  3. Add the marshmallows and stir until completely melted.
  4. Transfer about half the marshmallow mixture to a large mixing bowl.
  5. Add about 10 drops of yellow food coloring and mix well.
  6. Add 3 cups cereal and mix well.
  7. Butter your hands or use wax paper to press the mixture firmly into a ring around the outer edge of the pan.
  8. Transfer most (about ⅘) of the remaining marshmallow mixture to a large mixing bowl.
  9. Add about 10 drops of yellow and 6 drops or red food coloring and mix well.
  10. Add 2½ cups cereal and mix well.
  11. Butter your hands or use wax paper to press the mixture firmly against the yellow ring around the outer edge of the pan leaving a empty circle in the middle.
  12. Optionally, add about 6 drops of white icing color to the marshamallow mixture remaining in the saucepan and mix well.
  13. Add 1 cup cereal and mix well.
  14. Butter your hands or use wax paper to press the mixture firmly against the orange ring into the empty spot in the middle.
  15. Allow to cool completely.
  16. Lift out whole and cut, or cut in pan into triangular pieces.

 

No Churn Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

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Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream



As summer is beginning to wind down I am thinking to all of the fun fall recipes I love.

Before summer officially closes for the year, and I begin releasing all the best pumpkin recipes I have,  I wanted to share this No Churn Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream recipe with you.

pumpkin pie ice cream ingredientsINGREDIENTS
8 oz Heavy Whipping cream
14 oz Sweeteend Condensed Milk
3/4 cup Pumpkin Puree
1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1/2 tsp Vanilla.

pumpkin pie ice cream process

DIRECTIONS
Whip the cream until stiff peaks form.
Gradually add condensed milk while continuing to beat.
Stir in the pumpkin, vanilla and spice.
Freeze for at least 4 hours.

No Churn Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
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Recipe type: Dessert
 
Simple pumpkin pie ice cream recipe that requires no churning.
Ingredients
  • 8 oz Heavy Whipping cream
  • 14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • ¾ cup Pumpkin Puree
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • ½ tsp Vanilla
Instructions
  1. Whip the cream until stiff peaks form.
  2. Gradually add condensed milk while continuing to beat.
  3. Stir in the pumpkin, vanilla and spice.
  4. Freeze for at least 4 hours.

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Gluten Free Slow Cooker Freezer Meal Plan

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20 Gluten Free Slow Cooker Freezer Meals


With Back to School just around the corner, I am looking for ways to make my life a little less busy.

My friend Erin has put together this amazing Gluten Free Slow Cooker Freezer Meal Plan, and is now offering it for the very low cost of $5!!

You will get Recipes & Shopping List with Assembly Instructions, Exclusive Access to Instructional Videos, plus Printable Recipe Cards for when assembling & Printable Stickers for your freezer baggies – all for just $5.00! Not needing to think about dinner all month long is totally worth five bucks in my opinion :)

I am telling you this is the way to go if you want to make meal times less about deciding and preparing food and more about enjoying dinner with your family this year.

I LOVE freezer cooking!

Being able to grab a freezer pack and dump it into the slow cooker each day makes me feel like a super mom and wife.

If you don’t have a slow cooker, check out this one that Erin recommends and works well with all of the recipes in the plan.

All of the work has been done for you, just head to Costco with your shopping list and pick up the ingredients you will need.

She takes you step by step through the process through video so you can see for yourself exactly how to be successful preparing 20 Gluten Free Meals in less than 2 hours!

That is dinner for every week night for the next month done in less than 2 hours!!

Each recipe in this plan is DOUBLED, and each pack serves a family of 4.

So these 10 meals make 20 packs total! 

Slow Cooker Chicken with Apples & Rosemary
Slow Cooker Pork Chops with Apples & Sweet Potatoes
Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Chicken Curry
Slow Cooker Italian Chicken
Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken & Potatoes
Slow Cooker Sausage, Peppers, Onions
Slow Cooker Italian Stew Roast
Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup
Slow Cooker Chicken & Sausage Stew

How to make 20 Gluten Free Meals



This package includes:

  • Printable Assembly Instructions – step by step guide to pulling all these meals together and into the freezer
  • Printable Assembly Cards – so you don’t forget any ingredients in each bag
  • Printable Labels – you can print these out onto Avery #6874 label paper and stick them to your plastic baggies or containers.
  • Exclusive Access to the 3 Instructional Assembly Videos
  • Recipe List & Grocery List included as well!

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