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Pi Day pie-off
Pi day pie! Celebrating 3.14.2012
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
Our Apple-Pear Pi (!) recipe
4 medium macintosh apples
3 medium pears
3 tablespoons flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon allspice
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup unsalted butter
6 tablespoons cold water
For filling, mix flour, sugar and spices in a bowl. Add 1/4 in. thick sliced apples and pears and mix, set aside.
For the crust, mix flour and salt . Cut the butter in small pieces and toss with the flour mixture. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of cold water and mix and repeat until 6 tablespoons of cold water is mixed in, knead the dough until smooth, then divide in half. Use half of the dough for the bottom of the pie; roll and place on pie plate, trim the edges. Pour in the filling. Use the other half of the dough for the top; roll and cut slits to allow steam to escape (be creative!). Place the top crust on filling, trim and shape the edges as desired. Brush the top of the pie with milk and sprinkle with granulated sugar.
Bake in a 375 degree oven for about 50 mins, or until the crust is golden and filling is bubbly. Serve warm or cool, makes about 8 servings.
Creativity of my 12 year old son has been a great help with the decoration of our Pi day pie :)