Monday, January 11, 2010

Makes Me Sad

You know what makes me sad?
Knowing the fact that there are millions of children across the USA who have no idea what the original "Yours, Mine, and Ours" looks like.

Has anybody else seen this movie? It stars Henry Fonda and Lucille Ball. Circa 1968.

It is one of my most FAVORITE movies of all time. It's so classic. The dresses being passed down at the beginning of the school year, the large vats of oatmeal, and of course the rain boots that never fit. Everytime I watch it, I begin craving an oatmeal sandwhich.

Just kidding.

I just can't believe that there are so many children who have never seen this movie. It really makes you appreciate the simple aspects of a family. I always wanted more brothers or sisters, especially brothers. I have two sisters, but always missed the protectiveness of an older brother.

Watching old movies makes me think of Apple pie, even movies that don't necassarily refrence Apple Pie. Maybe because its so classic 50's-60's to have pie after dinner.
I love to make small individual Apple Pie's in small ramekins. They are delicious, and soooo easy!

Here's the recipe:

Mini Apple Pies
For Pie Crust:
1 c. Brown rice flour
½ c. Tapioca Starch flour
¼ tsp salt
2 tsp xanthan gum
½ c. Spectrum Organic Shortening, cholesterol free
1 Large egg, beaten (preferably cage-free, organic)
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
3 Tbs. ice cold water

For Pie Filling:
3 Granny Smith Apples
3 Red Delicious Apples
1 c. Water
1 tsp Cinnamon
1 c. Brown Sugar
1/2 c. Brown sugar
1/2 c. Splenda

1. Mix flours, salt, and xanthan gum in a bowl. Rub in the shortening, but not too much. The mixture should resemble baked beans.

2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, vinegar and ice water.

3. Slowly stir the egg mix into the flour mix, until a ball is formed.

4. Knead the pastry, with a little rice flour, for 2-3 minutes.

5. Wrap with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least an hour.

6. Dice apples, add water. Bring to a boil, then cook for 15 minutes or until tender.

7. Add in brown sugar and cinnamon, bring back to a boil, then shut off.

8. Let cool. Fill ramekins with filling.

9. Divide dough into 6. Roll out each piece of dough between two pieces of parchment paper, trim to size of ramekin. Place on to fillled ramekin, and crimp edges. Poke vent holes in top of pie. Brush with milk or egg white.

10. Bake at 425 degrees for 10-15 minutes.

Check this recipe out at Slightly Indulgent Tuesday.

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