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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Pie*ography Thursday - 04/25/2013


I thought I would share another portable pie for Pie*ography Thursday this week. The inspiration for these actually came from some packaged goodies I saw recently at the grocery store. I liked the way they were braided and figured I could do that! I started with a little different pastry recipe and used some apple pie filling that I had in the freezer from last fall. I found this lovely post for an Apple Lattice Galette utilizing a Danish braiding technique and knew that that was the effect I was looking for.

Filling               **Click here to print this recipe**

3 pounds apples
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon lemon juice

Peel, core and dice apples. Combine sugar, flour, spices and apples. Let stand until juices begin to flow, about 30 minutes. Stir in lemon juice. Cook over medium heat until mixture begins to thicken. Cool completely before using. Store any extra filling in the refrigerator and spoon it over waffles or pancakes. Yum!

Pastry

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup cold butter cut into chunks
1/4 cup cream cheese
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
2 to 3 tablespoons cold water

Mix the flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Cut the butter and cream cheese into the flour using a pastry cutter. The mixture should look like large crumbs and begin to cling together in clumps. Sprinkle the apple cider vinegar and cold water over the dough and with your hands, mix it in until the dough holds together adding more water if necessary. Roll out the dough to a 12-inch square. Cut into 4 six-inch squares. Follow the excellent directions for making a Danish Braid found here at the bottom of the post. Sprinkle liberally with cinnamon sugar and bake at 375 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.


I guess part of my Pie*ography story is that I get bored making the same thing all the time for the Farmer's Market and I'm always looking for new ideas. These turn out really pretty even if they are a bit fussy. ;)


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22 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

dang you, candy!

Nancy Claeys said...

Those would be awesome for breakfast with a cup of coffee. :)

Anne Marie said...

I'm with Nancy...perfect for coffee!

and they are so pretty...thanks for joining in and sharing!

nancy said...

Wow excellent job! I bet you could sell a lot of those! You could different fillings too. Maybe a danish cheese filling? Berries? I'll try that soon, looks delish!

Amy Dingmann said...

Yummy sounding recipe and great pictures! (And I shouldn't have read this before supper. I think I can taste them in my mouth...)

Buttons said...

I'm with Tex on this one:) I really want to come to your house and help you tryout these recipes OK you would be the one making I would be the one eating. You must have the best selling stand at that market. B

Liz said...

Those look great! I like the cream cheese in the dough. I will have to give these a try for my market spot. YUM!

Lin said...

Yeah, do you think you could drop one off for me in the morning? I think I would like that very much.

;)

I'll bet these would sell at the market quickly! They are so pretty!

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

It looks really great, I wish I was near you. I'll try the filling but will let my husband tackle the dough, he loves to bake. He does not bake often, but he's a great cook.

Tyche's Minder said...

Ooo, I can almost smell them.

Evelyn S. said...

Oh, those look so good, Candy!

Judy said...

Oh YUM!!!! I'll be right over :)
I haven't done this one in awhile, been too busy to do any baking :(

Patty Woodland said...

Very pretty and I'm sure quite tasty

Grace H said...

Those look AMAZING! Apple pie is my fav....reminds me of my dear Grandpa! Isn't funny how food does that?

edenhills said...

I am so going to try this! It looks delicious!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Woah, these look awesome! I need to bake more pies!

Mums Take Five said...

you know i have a truck load of apples at the moment. I've just printed this to try out this week. thanks for the recipe. found you on the Townsend House Linky. and now following you on GFC and Networked. have a great weekend

Ida said...

Oh these look delicious!

Ida said...

Oh these look delicious!

Marigold said...

Oh. You are killing me here! You are too talented in the baking department, (well a lot of departments really), making it far to difficult for the Goatmother to resist. On the upside, she finally thinks she has managed to master the 'not-so-bad-for-you' scone. :)

Michelle said...

So going to make these!

Marie said...

These look wonderful, Candy! I think this is the perfect idea for a small pie!

Had fun today! You aren't home yet, but I am sitting down in the quiet to catch up on some of the bloggers...I didn't realize I had gotten so far behind with you! I realized after you drove away that I had forgotten to give you the egg cartons I've saved! Sorry! :-|