Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Olympic Apple Pie

We've been loving all of the coverage of the Olympic events
and wanted to make a festive treat to cheer on team USA!

I took one of our favorite desserts and spiced it up a bit.
Apple Pie Olympic Edition
 I've been anxiously awaiting any excuse to use these mini pie plates.
I thrifted 2 of them in the middle and kept my eyes peeled for months for more.
I ended up having to purchase them at an outlet kitchen store for $6.
 I used one apple per mini pie.
 Got out my Apple Peeler Corer Slicer from Pampered Chef.
 Trim out any seed pockets.
 Add done... one faulty apple down but the rest worked fine.
 I added cinnamon, melted butter, flour, lemon juice and sugars to the apples.
 Mix until evenly coated
 I made my mother in laws pie crust recipe.
I did two 8inch pie crusts and then divided the dough into 6 equalish portions.
 Grease pie tins.
 Roll out dough balls slightly larger than the tin.
 Place it inside the tin.
 Trim off the excess edges and smooth out with fingers.
 Crinkle the edges and repeat 5 more times.

 I ended up with extra pie crust so I cut out some stars -
so patriotic!!

 Fill the unbaked crust as full as possible.
I used all of my apples.
 Add stars with a dab of water.
 Mix cold butter, sugars and flour into a crumble.
Sprinkle on top of each pie.

 Bake at 425 for 5 minutes and for another 35-40 for high altitude people.
I baked them on a baking sheet because my apple pies tend to overflow while baking
and I didn't want to scrape cooked pie out of the bottom of my oven.

Let pies cool or eat them while they are warm.
 We had a little BBQ while ours cooled :)

Add flags and voila - you've become a super fan!

 No apple pie is complete without some vanilla ice cream.
Olympic ringlike ice cream definitely tastes better :)
We happened to have some homemade ice cream so
I pulled out my tiniest cookie scoop.
It was easy, 5 quick tiny scoops 
and you have an ice cream version of the Olympic rings!
 I think this might just be my favorite dessert of the whole summer...

Go team USA!!

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Super Chip Cookies

I was going through my cabinets looking for ingredients to make a yummy dessert.
I had a plethora of chocolate chips in all varieties
so I turned to pinterest to help me and found a recipe from Bakerella 

I made a few changes so here's my version of 

1 1/2 c flour
1/2 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1/2 c butter
1/4 c heaping sugar
1/2 c brown sugar
1 t vanilla
1 egg
3/4 c white chocolate chips
3/4 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 c butterscotch chips

Bake at 350 for 8 minutes
* I made mini cookies with a 1 inch scoop
This recipe makes 40 or so mini cookies

Mix sugars and butter.
until they are nicely combined
Add in egg and vanilla.  Mix.
Add in chips just until mixed.
Use 1 inch cookie scoop

12 will fit on a cookie sheet at a time.
Let cool for a minute or two before taking off pan.
Let cool completely.
These cookies were so yummy that I shared them with my tutoring students.

Make some for yourself today!  :) Whitney