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Mom’s Apple Pie

This apple pie is great – every time I make it, it gets rave reviews. The ingredients:

  • Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust
  • Sugar, ¾ cup
  • Flour, 2 tablespoons
  • Sour cream, 1 cup
  • Vanilla, ½ tsp
  • Apples, 3-4 cups
  • 1 egg (well-beaten)

And for the topping:

  • Sugar, 1/3 cup
  • Flour, 1/3 cup
  • Cinnamon, 1 tsp
  • Butter, cold, ¼ cup
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The ingredients.

First, place the pie crust, and then flute the edges, like so:

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Pie crust,

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fluted.

The next step is to combine the sugar and flour.

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Stuff.

And then mix in the egg, vanilla, and sour cream.

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More stuff.

Mix in the apple slices.

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Still more stuff.

And then place them in the pie.

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Stuff INSIDE of stuff.

Bake for 15 minutes at 425 degrees, and then reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for 30 minutes more.

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Still more stuff.

Meanwhile, make the topping: blend the topping ingredients until crumbles are formed. Then sprinkle these on top of the pie and bake for another 15 minutes.

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The crumbles.

Your pie should come out looking like this: beautiful!

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The end result.

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Delicious Ginger Snap Cookies

These came out incredibly. The ingredients:

  • Flour, all-purpose, 2 cups
  • Baking soda, 2 teaspoons
  • Ground ginger, 1 teaspoon
  • Ground cinnamon, 1 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon sugar, 1/3 cup
  • Sugar, 1 cup
  • Salt, 1/2 teaspoon
  • Dark molasses, 1/4 cup
  • Butter, 3/4 cup
  • Egg, 1
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The ingredients.

In case you’re wondering, cinnamon sugar is awesome, and you can make it yourself, as I did.

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Cinnamon sugar.

First, pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Then, sift a few of the ingredients together into a mixing bowl: the flour, ginger, salt, and cinnamon. Then sift again into another bowl, to ensure an even mixture, and because you deserve the sifting-punishment.

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This is how you sift. With a sifter.

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Sifted.

Next, put the butter in a bowl and beat until creamy.

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Beaten.

At that point, gradually beat in the white sugar. Then the egg, and dark molasses. And then, the crème de la crème: the opposite of cream, the flour mixture. Sift in a third of it at first, blend thoroughly, then sift in the rest.

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Beaten, part deux.

Mix together until a doughy softness forms. Pinch off small amounts and roll into 1-inch diameter balls; then roll those balls in the cinnamon sugar.

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Doughy goodness.

Place these on a baking sheet (ungreased) and bake for about 10 minutes.

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Into the oven.

Then cool and enjoy. They’re great!

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Out of the oven.

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