Archive for June, 2009


Crumb Top Apple Pie

Crumb Top Apple Pie

Crumb Top Apple Pie

Instead of the tradition double crust apple pie, I have been using this style for a while. Make a one crust pie dough recipe, season the apples, I used granny smiths, lightly with cloves, allspice etc.,lemon juice and a slight bit of sugar, preferable honey or corn sryup with a thickener ,constarch etc. If possible let the apples meld with the spices overnight. The top crust is a crumb topping, a combo of butter, brown sugar,  finely chopped nuts, (pecans) and flour. Assemble the pie as usual and top off with the crumb topping distributed evenly over the top . Bake at about 400 for 15 then reduce heat to about 350 till done. the top should be slighly brown and you should hear the apples bubbling slightly. If you like the apples with a slight crunch don’t over cook. This recipe works well because the apples are not overly sweet and more natural tasting with the contrast of the crunchy sweet topping like a strudel. You could also serve it with cream, ice cream, or whipped cream and garnish if you want to raise it to another level.


over the air digital television

It’s now official , DTV is now the standard broadcast, rescanned converter, no new stations, 34 total, some are doubles ,just rebroadcast on more than one station. Some of the commercials have improved, most were assuming we need diet supplements, powered wheelchairs and diabetes test kits and countless exercise machines. Also ads urging people to call lawyers if they taken a variety of medications or treatments. As tobacco products have been banned from advertising , I would suggest that part of the health care reform package include a ban  on TV advertising of health care products and medications. It’s making me sick !



Prepare your favorite pizza dough recipe.

While the dough is rising, peel 2 sweet Vidalia white onions, cut into quarters.

Peel and slice 2 red peppers.

Put the onions surrounded by several cloves of garlic and red peppers in a small ovenproof covered dish or casserole and drizzle with olive oil.

Bake in a 400 degree oven for 45mins-1hr.

Let cool and remove the red peppers and in a food processor pulse the roasted onions and garlic to a slurry.

Press the pizza dough into a large cast iron skillet extending the dough up the sides of the pan.

Spread the onion garlic mixture on top of the dough and top with red peppers.

Salt and peppers to taste.

Let the dough rise to your liking while upping the oven temp to 500 degrees.

Bake till brown and crispy. About 10-12 mins.

You can remove the pizza from the pan and return to oven rack for additional baking if preferred.

Let cool slightly on a wire rack, slice and serve with cold beer.


June 2009

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