Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Okay, I am totally sold on using leaf lard for pie crusts. It is so easy and the pastry dough rolls out like a dream - tons better than Crisco (not to mention healthier...)!
1 C. lard
1/2 C. boiling water
3 C. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
Pour boiling water over room-temperature lard and mix. Then add the flour and salt and mix. Divide into about 12 balls of dough and roll each ball into a thin round on a well-floured cutting board.
12 small apples, peeled, spiraled and cored
Sugar (I use Turbinado)
Mix a good amount of cinnamon into about a cup of sugar. Roll each apple well in the sugar mix (my brothers say more sugar is better ;) ).
Place each apple on a pastry round, and gather the dough up around the entire apple. Pinch well to seal.
Place apples in a glass baking dish and bake at 350 degrees F for about 45 minutes (or until a fork poke shows that the apple is soft enough).
Serve with fresh cow cream :D