Wednesday, December 15, 2010

green chili apple pie

i was highly recommended to try this pie. it sounds so gross, but it actually tastes really good. so i now highly recommend it to you.

6 cups peeled and sliced granny smith apples (6-8 medium)
1/2 cup roasted and peeled green chiles, chopped
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon allspice
crust for 9-inch pie
1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons butter, diced in small pieces

Streusel Topping
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup flour
pinch salt
4 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup pine nuts (i used pecans)


Combine apples and chiles in a large bowl. Add lemon juice, sugars, salt, cornstarc

h and spices. Gently toss to combine. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Place crust in buttered pie plate. Spread grated cheese over bottom of crust. Fill with apple mixture. Pour any juice remaining in bowl over apples and dot with butter. In a medium bowl, combine streusel ingredients and blend with a pastry cutter or use your fingers. Sprinkle over apples.Bake 15 minutes at 425, then lower heat to 375. Bake 30-45 minutes more, until apples are

firm but cooked through (check with a fork). Cover pie with foil if topping gets too brown. Let cool at least 4 hours (if you can stand it) before cutting

granny smith apples

the filling completely mixed

Simple pie crust

spreading grated cheese on the crust

dotting with butter

adding the streusel topping

bottled green chilies

placing the chiles in the roaster and torching them w/ fire for 3-5 minutes. or you can place them in the oven on broil. watch until it gets a little black and crispy.
then place in a garbage bag and close in an ice chest for 30 mins to let it steam.

pull the skin and seeds off the chiles (bucket on the right has skin and seeds in it)

rinse the chiles

fill pot approx. 1/2 full of water and add 2 cups of vinegar. add chiles and bring to a boil. then fill jar with this mixture and add 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 1 teaspoon of salt. then place your jars in a steam bath for 15 mins.


chicken wire frames

FIRST: get a frame, any shape any color
SECOND: if you don't like the color, paint it.

THIRD: if you want to make it rustic, sand it down.

FOURTH: cut the chicken wire to fit the frame then use a staple gun to attach the wire.

FIFTH: hot glue felt around the frame to over the wire ends for protection, add something for hanging.

perfect rustic look for hanging bows, pics, or notes.