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Golden Delicious Apple Pie

Golden Delicious Apple Pie

It’s hard to beat a great slice of pie–especially if it’s apple pie–and this time of year, there is no shortage of apples in Washington State.  So many delicious varieties are available now and with a husband in the biz, I get to try varieties both unique and still under development.  Even now, I’ve got a bag of Pink Pearls tucked away and I find myself with a severe case of decision paralysis when it comes to what to do with them.  A pie?  A tart?  Chutney?  But I digress.  This recipe is all about the ubiquitous Golden Delicious.  While many bakers immediately reach for a tart apple when baking a pie, my husband surprised me when he came home with some of the most mammoth Goldens I had ever seen and, with a smile, requested pie.  Come to find out, Golden Delicious apple pie is actually a favorite around the office and he was eager to give it a whirl.

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Basic Pie Dough

Basic Pie Dough

It is definitely summer around here.  I’m not sure whereabouts you call home, but we live next to a gorgeous lake surrounded by vineyards and orchards.  This past weekend, our crew drove over to a local blueberry farm to do some picking.  We’ve done this the past couple years now and it is always a good time.  Plus, due to our unbridled picking enthusiasm, we end up coming home with a couple buckets of berries that are just begging to be eaten by the handful and hidden in whatever baked goodness comes to mind.  Where in the past I’ve gone for cobblers, boy bait, and slumps, this year the man and I both felt pie was the correct answer to our berry surplus.

Which brings us to pie crust.

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