Saturday, December 11, 2010

Day 6: A Presence A Day: FRIED APPLE PIES

Want one?
What tastes really good and yet, is really not-so-low calorie?  I  am referring to FRIED APPLE PIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  They are so yummy, tasty, and irresistible...and if you made these for someone for Christmas....I know they would love you!

I made 24 and that is all the energy I have!  So here is the recipe:

Gather flour, salt, butter, and water

lay wax paper down when rolling mini pies, less mess

pretty pies basking in the sun

this is what the apples should look like after 30 minutes of cooking

place a dollop of apples on one side, taking care not to get any around the edges

Press a fork, dipped in flour, and seal all edges

fry me to the moon

just taken out of the deep frying pan, it was hot in there

Leah's Fried Apple Pies

Apple filling:

Peel and cut 9-10 apples
2 cups of water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 tablespoons cinnamon
1 cup sugar
1/2 brown sugar
2 tablespoon of corn starch mixed with 1-2 tablespoons water

Cut and peel the apples. Place them in a huge pan with the water, lemon juice, cinnamon, sugar, and brown sugar. Cook them on med-high for 30 min. or more. Cover them to decrease cooking time. After they are cooked, get your cornstarch mixture and add to the apples...this will give the apples more thickness. Refrigerate for an hour (make the mini pies while they are chilling).

Pie Pastry:  makes 12+, double this recipe to make 24 mini pies
21/4 cups all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) and 2 tablespoons of  butter, well chilled
5 to 6 tablespoons cold water

Place flour and salt in mixer.  Turn to lowest speed and mix about 15 sec.  Cut butter into pieces and add to flour mixture.  Turn to lowest speed and mix until butter particles are size of small peas or crumbles, 30 to 45 seconds.

On lowest speed, add water, 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing until ingredients are moistened and dough begins to hold together.  Divide dough in half.  Pat each half into a smooth ball and flatten slightly.  Wrap in plastic wrap.  Chil in refridgerator for 15 min.

Take a mini pie, place a small dollop of cooked apples in the middle or side, (stay away from edges).  Take some water and rub around the edges (this will help to seal them).  Fold one side over, and take a fork, dipped in flour, and press down to crimp all the edges.  Repeat till all pies are made

Fry in a skillet or deep fry with the oil on med-high.  Cook for 3-5 minutes.  Place on a plate lined with towels (to soak up extra oil).  Fry until all are done.

Anyone want to clean a kitchen?

Give these to a special someone or enjoy yourself!

Psalms 17:8 ¶ Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings, 9 From the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.  15 As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

What does APPLE OF THE EYE mean? Something, but usually someone, that you cherish above all others.[1]

Wikipedia states that the phrase was applied to the dark central portion of the eye within the iris because of the tiny image of oneself, like a puppet or marionette, that one can see when looking into another person's eye.

David was writing this passage and he was telling God to cherish him above all others.  He even wanted to be hidden under the shadow of God's wings.  I like David...No, I love David.  He was not being arrogant or "above his raising"....he was that close to God that he was talking with him as a FRIEND.  Furthermore, since David commanded, if you will, that God cherish and hide him under his wings, God wanted that reciprocated.  David even goes on to say that he and God have the same likeness!  Wow! 

What is my point?  My point is this:  What is the apple of the eye to you?  What are you cherishing above all others.  David was not being untoward to God, they were just that close that he could make a request of God to Cherish him above all others.  When you look in the dark central portion of your eye, what are you seeing?  Does it reflect a likeness to God?  Can you make a request to God as David did?  Can you cherish God above all other things? 

God bless your Christmas!

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