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Super Flakey VODKA Pie Crust

I’ve finally found a way to use up my bacon vodka! I promise you, this recipe rocks my socks off. And you don’t taste the vodka.

Apple Hand Pies

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Apple Pie Filling (adapted from Mau-Columbus’s recipe on Allrecipes)

2 tbs lemon juice

4 c water

4 Granny Smith Apples (I used 5 medium / small baking apples)

2 tbs butter

1 c brown sugar

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tbs cornstarch

1 tbs water

  • COMBINE water and lemon juice in large bowl.
  • PLACE apples in water as you finish slicing them (to keep them from browning.)
  • MELT butter in large skillet at medium heat.
  • DRAIN apple slices and add to skillet.
  • COOK and stir 2 minutes.
  • ADD brown sugar and cinnamon. COOK and stir 2 minutes.
  • In a small bow, mix cornstarch and 1 tbs water until smooth. Pour into skillet and mix well.
  • COOK until thickened (about 1 minute).
  • REMOVE from heat and allow to cool.

Pie Crust (adapted from The Best of America’s Test Kitchen 2010)

2 1/2 c flour, divided

2 tbs sugar

12 tbs  butter, chilled & cubed

1/2 c shortening, chilled & cubed

1/4 c Bakon Vodka, cold

1/4 c cold water

  • MIX 1.5 cups flour and sugar.
  • ADD butter and shortening. CUT IN  until resembles cottage cheese curds and no flour is loose (by hand with a fork or pastry cutter OR with food processor.)
  • CHILL 10 minutes (if working by hand.)
  • ADD remaining 1 cup of flour and CUT IN until evenly distributed.
  • SPRINKLE water & vodka over mixture.
  • Using a rubber spatula, FOLD and PRESS until it is dough.
  • Divide into 8 balls and CHILL at least 45 minutes.

Roll out dough and fill with cooled filling.

Fold and crimp edges like a calzone.

Place hand pies on parchment paper lined pan.

Freeze.

Bake at 400 for 30 minutes or until browned.

What should I do with all these apples?!

What should I do with all these apples?!

Slicing the apples into the lemon juice and water.

Slicing the apples into the lemon juice and water.

Butter and Shortening ready to be cut in with a fork and some elbow grease.

Butter and Shortening ready to be cut in with a fork and some elbow grease.

Apple pie filling thickening on the stove.

Apple pie filling thickening on the stove.

Assembling the hand pies.

Assembling the hand pies.

Look at how flakey that crust is!

Look at how flakey that crust is!

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This entry was posted on October 25, 2013 by in Food, My Life and tagged , , , , , , , , .
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