Did you know you could make a single serving pie in an oven safe mug or small bowl? I ordered pie once at a fancy restaurant and expected a slice, but got my own little ramekin with a perfect apple pie baked inside! This was my inspiration for the boys pies today, keeping it simple.
After you cut a few air holes, sprinkle the top with sugar- it makes it extra yummy.
After the kids were finished, I could concentrate on my own pie. Again, I was not going for beautiful, just edible. Of course, my good friend pie crust threw me a few curve balls along the way. But, I was able to work it out.
Finally, it was time for the best part:
While they bake, I clean up the messes. Mercy me! There was flour everywhere, even in my eyebrows!
Oh goodness, is that the timer ringing?!
The pies look scrumptious!
Now comes the hardest part!
They look tasty!
I spoiled my dinner with dessert first! (again! this seems to be the theme of my week!)
I can say, after my eight year vendetta with pie crust-- I finally tamed the ravage beast. Take that pie crust! You will never beat me again! Maybe my kids were good luck!
Cook with your kids and make some memories today!
My mom's pie crust recipe
3 C flour
1 and a half t salt
1 C crisco
6-7 T ice water
Stir salt into flour. Cut in shortening using a pastry cutter until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add water, a tablespoon at a time and stir with fork. Divide in half, and roll out for pie. Makes enough for 1 double crust pie.
Old Fashioned Blackberry Pie
1 C sugar
3 T minute tapioca
1/8 t salt
3 C fresh blackberries
Blend sugar, tapioca, and salt. Add blackberries and stir to coat. Bake at 425 for 15 minutes, and then 375 for 45-55 minutes.
Come back next month for another cooking adventure with me, Emily-- from Little Momma and Company
Oh, and the winner of the Gift Card? After adding up all the entries for posting, we had over 140! Random.org chose 102 which was Angela of The Painted House!