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Great American Pie Month 2018

February is Great American Pie Month! Celebrate by trying one of our staff's sweet recipes!

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Nat's Deep Dish Apple-Cranberry Pie

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees

Ingredients:

  • 6-8 apples, peeled, cored and sliced (around 6 cups)
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries OR 1/2 cup fresh cranberries
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup sugar (depends how sweet you want it)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of booze
  • 1 to 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp fresh ginger, grated fine
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1-2 tablespoon butter (optional)

Instructions:

Put all filling ingredients in a large mixing bowl, mix with large spoon or hands.

If the filling looks really wet after mixing (more than a tablespoon of liquid pooling in the bottom of the bowl), mix in an additional tablespoon of flour.

Transfer filling to your prepared crust of your choice, like this one.

If desired, dot with the 1-2 tablespoon of butter.

Cover with top crust and perform your usual crust rituals, whatever those are (crimp the edge, cut vents, apply egg wash).

Bake at 425 for 25 minutes.

Reduce heat to 350 and back for additional 20-25 minutes, until top crust browns and filling bubbles.

Ashley's Favorite Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie

Recipe & Image Credit: Tasty

Yields: 10 servings

Ingredients:

  • 5 granny smith apples, sliced
  • 2 cans cinnamon roll
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon of cornstarch 

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C) and spray a pie dish with nonstick oil.

Peel and cut the apples into thin slices and place in a bowl.

Add sugar, cinnamon and cornstarch to apples and stir.

Cut each cinnamon roll in half and roll out with flour until thin.

Layer the bottom of the pie dish with the flattened cinnamon rolls to create a bottom crust.

Add the apples and layer the rest of the rolls on top to create a closed crust, pinch any holes together with your fingers.

Cover with foil and bake for 35 minutes.

Remove the foil and bake for another 10 minutes uncovered.

Allow the pie to cool and drizzle with icing. Enjoy!

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