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November 23, 2005

Cooking in the Kitchen - Andy's Apple Pie

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year when we get to enjoy all those delicious treats from the kitchen! While you are doing this year's baking, why not make a treat for your longeared friends, too.

Apples are one of my donkeys' favorite fruits. Here is an easy recipe to make healthy apple pie that your donkeys and mules can enjoy, too!


Andy's Apple Pie

Pie Crust:
1 cup Rolled Oats
2 cups Hot Tap Water
Salt to taste (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix piecrust ingredients together. Press crust dough into oiled pie pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until it is crisp.

Pie Filling:
1 cup Apple Juice Concentrate
4 cups Water
2-3 Large Apples

Mix Apple Juice Concentrate and water together in a saucepan. Slice the apples in thin slices and add them to the juice. Cover and cook on the stove until the apple slices are soft and cooked. Add more water if necessary, to replace water that evaporates while cooking.

Mix the following in another container and set aside:
1/3 cup Cornstarch
2/3 cup Cold Water

Once the apples are soft and finished cooking (and are heated to a slow boil), remove the saucepan from the stove. Stir the cornstarch mix again to make sure the cornstarch is well mixed with the water and ready to pour. Then quickly stir it in to the cooked apple and juice mix before the juice has a chance to cool. The hot (boiling temperature) juice will cook the cornstarch and thicken the pie filling mix. Stir together until it is evenly mixed.

Then pour the pie filling into your crust, and set the pie aside to cool and congeal. Just before serving, decorate the top with fresh apple slivers.

This Thanksgiving, your longeared buddies can enjoy a treat along with you!

Kristie Jorgensen

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Posted by Kristie Jorgensen at November 23, 2005 09:38 AM