Friday, March 22, 2013

Day 81: Blueberry Apple Pies


Pie Crust
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup butter, cold and cut into small pieces
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
6 - 8 T ice water

1. In a food processor, combine flour, salt and sugar and pulse until mixed.
2. Add butter to flour mixture one piece at a time while pulsing.
3. Add water 1 tablespoon at a time until dough begins to stick together in the processor.
4. Remove dough from the mixer and divide into 4 pieces.  Shape each piece into a disk shape and wrap with plastic wrap.  Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Filling
1cup fresh blueberries
2 apples, peeled and chopped into small pieces 
1/4 cup currants
2 T lemon juice
2 T flour
2 T sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon

1. Coat fruit with the lemon juice so that the apple won't turn brown.
2. Mix all ingredients together until combined.

Pie Assembly
1. Remove dough from refrigerator and roll on a floured surface to 1/4 " thickness.
2. Fill the centre of each pie crust leaving a  1/2" border.
4. Fold pie crust over the filling and press closed.
5. Brush with a bit of egg yolk and then sprinkle with sugar.
6. Bake at 350ºF for 20-25 minutes.  
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