I like to think my taste has become slightly more refined over the years, but my one weakness is fast food desserts. I don't eat them often, but the smell of a McDonald's apple pie sparks a Pavlovian response. Let's face it, they are pretty bad for you so if I'm going to stuff my face with a syrupy hand pie, I'd prefer to make it myself. This recipe combines a classic dough with a spicy apple mixture, which I changed slightly by adding 1/4 tsp of nutmeg and 1/4 tsp of Angostura bitters.
The Basics of Pie
Last week I took my first cooking class. It was a KCRW fundraiser with Evan Kleiman and Sherry Yard, two very impressive women who are geniuses when it comes to food. They shared their secrets for perfect pie, both savory and sweet, while I watched from the front row, ...read more