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Sugar and Spice Friday

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When you become a member of the AGF family you must bring to the table  a certain talent. Now, we aren’t a picky bunch so really we accept all sorts of abilities.. from being able to come up with crazy comments on a whim all the way to having a flair for accurately sound-tracking our collections for the better of all mankind. Really, our skills vary.

Our newest member is Megan Francis. Her talent you may be asking? She can bake like no one’s business. So since we really like to exploit encourage our staff to hone their skills with us we have created Sugar and Spice Friday. 

This once a week post will be brought to you by Miss Franciss (well until she makes our baked good eating bums off the chair and contribute with a not-as-delicious-or-pretty concoctions.) and she will also be sharing her recipes with you as well.

Now without further adieu, I present to you...

Jelly Jar Apple Pies

*cue mouth watering pics*

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Believe me when I say that these pies are delicious.

Jelly jar apple pies are great for the upcoming holidays as well as a back up for unexpected guests. Just store in the freezer and pop them in the oven when guests arrive and you will all be eating homemade pie in no time. Your friends and family will think you're a regular Betty Crocker.

Note: when going from freezer to oven please place the jars in the oven as you pre-heat. This will help prevent the glass from popping.

Now for the recipe:

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Crust:

  • 7 1/2 cups of flour
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp sugar
  • 6 sticks butter (cold)
  • 2 1/2 cups ice water

Directions for crust:

  • Wisk dry ingredients together
  • Add butter cubes and mix by hand adding water S L O W L Y
  • By now crust should be crumbly in texture. Place towel over dough and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

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Filling:

  • 1 dozen apples cut into 1/2 cubes
  • 4 tbsp butter melted
  • 2 cups brown suagr
  • 4 tbsp cornstarch
  • 4 tsp cinnamon
  • dash of salt
  • 1/4 cup apple cider

Directions:

  • Place rack on the center of the oven and Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Mix filling ingredients and simmer over medium heat until filling reduces
  • Take dough out of fridge flatten out dough.
  • Use lid of jar to cut out circles of dough.
  • Press dough into jar along the bottom and sides
  • Spoon filling into jars
  • Use remaining dough to top pies as desired (leave room to close jar with lids if desired)
  • Bake on baking sheet at 375 degrees for 45-50 minutes.

ENJOY!

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P.S. If you worry about jars popping in heat you may place the jars in a pan with watter but if you are buying jars made for canning purposes you should not have this problem.

 

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