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Thu, 26 Nov 2015

Apple Pie

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.

Prepare pie crust / pan bottom, set aside top.

Stir sugar and spices into small or medium bowl.

Peel apples, slice thinly into bowl slightly larger than pie crust/pan.

apple slices should be ~1/16” or ~1mm. If you shake a slice back and forth it should wiggle instead of being solid

When you’ve peeled a heaping amount into the bowl, using both hands mix with sugar and spices by thirds, separating apple slices.

Spread heapingly into pie crust / pan bottom.

Dot with slices of butter or margarine.

Cover with pie crust top, press together edges, slice top to allow steam to vent.

Cover crust edges with aluminum foil.

Bake at 425 for 40-50 minutes, until golden brown and juice bubbles through slits.

Remove aluminum foil for last ~5 minutes.

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Chocolate Clusters

Melt chocolate and butterscotch chips in microwave (or double-boiler) until creamy and smooth

Gently stir in chow mein noodles and nuts

Drop onto waxed paper, roughly the size of golf balls

Refrigerate 4+ hours, remove from waxed paper and serve

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Pizza Dough

Dissolve yeast in warm water

When fully dissolved, add remaining ingredients in order listed

Dough should be slightly sticky and pull away from sides of bowl

Turn dough onto lightly floured surface (slightly more flour if dough is more sticky)

Knead 20 times, let rest 5 minutes

Knead 10 more times, let rest 15 minutes

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees

Roll dough flat to be ~1/4” thick, transfer to cooking surface (pizza stone or lightly greased pan)

Blind bake crust (no toppings!) for ~5-10 minutes at 425 degrees until crust is almost cooked

Remove, top with sauce, cheese, toppings

Return to oven for ~5-10 minutes more until cheese melts and begins to bubble

Remove from oven, slice and serve

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Lemon Pie

Select enough ‘Nilla Wafers to stand upright around pie pan edge

Roughly layer bottom with ‘Nilla Wafers (broken and laying flat is preferable)

Crumble most of remaining ‘Nilla Wafers and layer over bottom, covering all visible parts of the pan

Zest/grate a single lemon peel into bowl

Juice both lemons into zest, straining seeds

Empty condensed milk into juice and zest, mixing thoroughly

Gently layer condensed milk mixture over crumbled ‘Nilla Wafers

Cover, refrigerate overnight

Serve with whipped cream

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