I made him this.
Pay back is sweet.
I think he’ll come back.
3 cups white flour
3/4 cup tallow, lard or butter. (not hydrogenated lard)
1 heaping teaspoon real salt
1 tablespoon sugar
cut in fat with pastry cutter and then crumble so fat is in tiny beads
add about 8 to 10 tablespoons cold water
form into two balls and put in refrigerator for about 30 min.
roll out top and bottom crust, cutting off excess. (save for sweet empanadas.)
Apple Pie Filling
Sliced apples to fill pie pan, frozen (I used these I made this fall)
grated rind from one large organic lemon
juice and pulp from same lemon
honey to taste
(I also added sugar because it was pretty sour, and why not? He is only here for one day.)
Brandy (again, why not?)
and some flour to thicken up the juices a bit
Let the apples thaw and stir everything very well.
Put bottom crust in pie pan, fill with apple mixture, put on the top crust and pinch crust edges together. Take the thumb and index of your left hand and make a pinch, use your right hand index finger and press your knuckle on the inner side of the crust into the pinch of your left hand fingers to make the crimped edges of the crust.
Cut some x’s in the top crust to let out steam
Bake at 350 for about 45 min until brown.