Saturday, August 8, 2009

Recipe of the Day

Lattice-Topped Apple Pie Recipe

Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 1 h 10 mins

Nutritional Info (Per serving): 8
Calories: 157, Saturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 48mg, Dietary Fiber: 3g, Total Fat: 5g, Carbs: 27g, Cholesterol: 12mg, Protein: 2g
Exchanges: Fruit: 1, Starch: 1, Fat: 0.5
Carb Choices: 2


6 cup(s) apple(s), cooking 3 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground 1 tablespoon cornstarch milk, fat-free 1/2 cup(s) flour, all-purpose 1/4 cup(s) flour, whole-wheat pastry 2 tablespoon wheat germ, toasted 1/8 tablespoon nutmeg, ground 3 tablespoon butter 3 tablespoon water, divided

Preparation Apple Pie Filling:

1. In a 2-quart rectangular baking dish, arrange apples; set aside. In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon; set aside 1 teaspoon of the mixture. Stir cornstarch into remaining sugar mixture. Sprinkle cornstarch mixture onto apples; toss to combine.

2. Preheat oven to 375° F. On a lightly floured surface, flatten Whole Wheat Pastry dough. Roll dough from center to edges into a 10x5-inch rectangle. Cut pastry lengthwise into nine 1/2-inch-wide strips. Carefully place 4 pastry strips lengthwise over apples, place remaining 5 pastry strips crosswise over the apples, spacing strips evenly to form a lattice-style crust. Trim pastry strips; tuck ends into dish. Brush pastry with milk, sprinkle with reserved sugar mixture.

3. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes or until apples are tender. Serve warm or cool. Makes 8 servings.

Whole Wheat Pastry:

In a medium bowl, stir together 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup whole wheat pastry flour or whole wheat flour, 2 tablespoons toasted wheat germ, and 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg. Use a pastry blender to cut in 3 tablespoons butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon cold water over part of mixture; toss with a fork. Push moistened dough to side of bowl. Repeat, using 1 tablespoon cold water at a time until moistened (2 to 3 tablespoons total). Form dough into a ball.