The two women met more than 20 years ago when they were co-chairing a cookbook fundraiser for Schnell Elementary School in West Carrollton.
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OUR GOOD COOKS
This weekly feature spotlights at-home or professional cooks throughout Southwest Ohio willing to share their favorite recipes, cooking tips and family traditions. If you know of someone we should feature, please send an e-mail to Meredith Moss: MMoss@coxohio.com Plesae include a daytime phone number.
KIM BROWN’S DUTCH APPLE PIE
SINGLE PIE CRUST (Makes a 9 inch pie)
1½ cups flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup Crisco
4 to 5 tablespoons ice cold water
Place flour and salt into medium sized mixing bowl. Cut Crisco into mixture with pastry blender until pea-size. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons ice cold water over mixture and work with pastry blender. Add remaining water 1 tablespoon at a time, until dough begins to stick together. The less water used, the flakier and more tender the crust. Handle as little as possible for tender crust. Form dough into a ball and place on floured surface. Smash ball flat and begin to work with floured rolling pin until dough is approximately 12 inch in diameter and 1/8 inch thick. I roll my dough out on floured waxed paper that is held secure to the work surface with a SMALL amount of water. Place pie crust into 9 inch pie plate. Finish edge working with thumb and forefinger.
6 to 8 large apples, peeled and sliced (approximately 6 to 7 cups)
½ cup sugar
2 tablespoons flour
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ cup salted butter, cold
½ cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup flour
Peel apples and mix with sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon juice. Spoon into unbaked pie crust. For topping, mix flour and brown sugar and cut butter into mixture with pastry blender. Sprinkle over pie and pat down lightly. Bake pie in a 400 degree preheated oven for approximately 40 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with vanilla ice cream if desired.
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