June 13, 2016
AMERICAN AS APPLE PIE....A COOKBOOK REVIEW IN THE READING CORNER
He likes pie for breakfast.......
we add dairy.......... compliments of Blue Bell.......
You know, if it's a cookbook with Southern recipes
deep rooted family favorites, then it's going to be
in Estelle's collection!
THE CHURCH LADIES' DIVINE DESSERTS,
features heavenly recipes and sweet recollections.
"A homemade dessert is a way to demonstrate affection
while scoring the bounty of God's blessing on the home."
~Brenda Rhodes Miller
This cookbook features more than 200 recipes
that were family treasures from the "church ladies"
who have contributed immeasurably to their
communities and churches.
Their stories are inspiring and funny.
They share a common bond, feeling
there should be an extreme importance
placed on the family dinner table!
So my first recipe to try
was of course, the darling's favorite..
1 store bought pie crust package
1 egg white
1 t. cinnamon
1 1/2 T. cornstarch
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 . nutmeg
1 T. lemon juice
5 cups cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced
3 T. butter, sliced
Combine the cinnamon, cornstarch, sugar and nutmeg in large mixing bowl.
Sprinkle sliced apples with the lemon juice
and toss in sugar and spice mixture.
Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
Spoon apples in prepared pie crust.
Top with second crust and pinch edges together.
Cut slits in top and brush with egg white.
Bake at 350 degrees F. for 1 hour.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, of course!
Be sure to spoon some of that warm
cinnamon syrup over the top!