Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Apple Pizza Recipe
Posted Aug-22-07 16:30:19 PDT
We are in desperate need of rain... my Jerusalem Artichokes are positively withering and shriveling from thirst. Everything else is dry and dusty, as well. I wouldn't mind two or even three days of a soft, steady rain. It was quite cloudy and cool all day, but we only received a handful of sprinkles.
I half-heartedly attempted to carve away at a few bulges of expanded and dried foam in the outhouse this morning! I soon headed back to the barn-shop & gave a final coating of varnish to the doors & my gateleg table. I gave the flower gardens a much-needed soaking, then picked a few still-green apples from the old trees along the driveway before heading up to the house for a late breakfast. After devouring a Swiss-Cheese omelet, I mixed up an Apple Pizza and got that in the oven. I LOVE autumn... and I'm pushing it! I'm very done with heat and humidity!!!
Later, my daughter Mandy and I, along with our faithful four-legged friend Greta, headed down to Mom's house to help her stack firewood. Needless to say, Mom had a great bit of it stacked by the time we arrived! We continued at this project for a few hours, stopping for an Apple Pizza-break! We will finish the firewood another day when mom gets the other side of her wood-storage area cleaned out. We all gathered some lovely orange Chinese Lanterns, as well as a great bundle of Comfrey for the geese and our other feathered friends! (Greta chose to play along the brook, and really didn't help at all!!)
Here is my Apple Pizza recipe... I think my neighbor Sally gave this to me... but I'm not quite sure! I do know it's easier than pie & just as scrumptious!
~Preheat oven to 400 degrees. For the FILLING, mix together...
*6 apples,peeled,cored & chunked *1/2 cup sugar
*1 Tablespoon cinnamon *1/2 cup broken walnuts or pecans
~Let this sit while you make a CRUST using...
*2 cups flour *1/2 teaspoon salt * 2/3 cup shortning *1/3 cup ice water
~Cut the flour & salt into the shortning using a pastry cutter, then add the water all at once & beat together. Roll out to fit two small or one large pizza pan. (I use one large 15" pizza pan.) Top the crust with the apple mixture. Then mix together the following TOPPING ingredients with your fingertips til crumbly...
3/4 cup flour 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup soft butter 1/4 cup sugar
~Sprinkle this on top of the apples using your fingers. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool. Using a pizza slicer, cut into slices as you would for a Pizza. Delicious served as is, or top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream! Enjoy!