Super Apple Pie

Recipe from Alton Brown FOR THE CRUST 6 ounces unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 2 ounces vegetable shortening, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 5 to 7 tablespoons applejack or apple brandy (calvados) 12 ounces all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting 1 teaspoon table salt 1 tablespoon granulated sugar FOR THE FILLING 4 1/2 pounds of…

Pie Crust

Recipe from Alton Brown Makes 1 pie crust. Ingredients 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) butter, chilled 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) lard or vegetable shortening, chilled 6 ounces (approximately 1 cup) all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling dough 1/2 teaspoon table salt 1/4 cup ice water (or an aromatic liquor…Whiskey, Rum, Applejack) Approximately 32 ounces of dried beans,…

Minny’s Chocolate Pie

Minny’s Chocolate Pie Recipe from Food and Wine magazine 1 packaged pie dough crust OR graham cracker crust 1 1/2 cups sugar 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 2 large eggs, beaten 3/4 cup evaporated milk 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon salt Whipped cream, for serving Preheat the oven to…

Maple Pecan Pumpkin Pie

Maple Pecan Pumpkin Pie Recipe from Macrina Bakery & Cafe Makes one 9-inch pumpkin pie 1 9-inch pre-baked pie shell 1 cup roasted sugar pumpkin purée Baker’s parchment paper 1 cup canned pumpkin purée 6 tablespoons lightly packed light brown sugar 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon salt ½…