Sunday, April 3, 2011

Pie for Sunday

Sunday is always such a bittersweet day. Its the end of a weekend but the start of a new week. I cant ever really be sad about the start of a new week as a new week is always filled with possibility. This weekend has been a super busy way fun time that I spent volunteering at a film festival in Scottsdale. So, even though I'm excited to see what next week is going to bring, the end of such a fun weekend and the fact that so many of the new friends I made will be winging their way back to other places makes me a bit sad. So what's a girl to do? Make a pie!!

Cherry pie is always so comforting and eaten when it's still warm lifts my spirits!

What You Need

1 1/4 Cup All Purpose Flour

1/4 Teaspoon Salt

1/2 Cup Butter , chilled and diced

1/4 Cup Ice Water

What You Will Do

In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt.

Cut in the butter with a fork or a pastry cutter until it resembles course crumbs

Stir in the water a Tablespoon at a time until a ball forms

Refrigerate for four hours or over night

Heat the oven to 350

Roll out the dough to fit a 9 inch pie pan and gently lay the dough into a greased and flour dusted pan

If you have pie weights, use them. If not you can use beans

But, please please careful when you pull the crust back out of the oven. Its so hard to pick hot legumes out of a hot stove... Bake for about 15 minutes

Add whatever filling you would like, I want cherry. It seems so comforting tonight!

The picture above shows you how to make a lattice on top of the pie. Its pretty easy. Use tin foil to cover the edges of the pie as you don't want them to burn

Brush the pie with an egg wash and to make it particularly pretty...sprinkle raw sugar on the top!

YUM! Serve with vanilla ice cream and all your Sunday night blues will fade away.

Right now, I'm enjoying a Russell Brand comedy special as well pie.... I really don't think it gets better!

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