The Best Apple Pie Recipe

With Thanksgiving coming up planning the dishes you are going to prepare is crucial to make the day run smoothly, turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, are all yummy things we are all looking forward to eating…But we cant forget about dessert!

This Apple Pie recipe is one of the most delectable and easy apple pies recipes I have ever made. Now if you are making this preparing for a hectic day like thanksgiving, this is the recipe for you.

Starting off your going to take 8 Tablespoons of unsalted butter and melt that in a pan, then stir in 3 Tablespoons of flour and let it simmer, whisking for a minute constantly. After stirring for a minute whisk 1/4 cup of water and 3/4 cup of sugar into the pan, after it comes to a boil reduce the heat and continue simmering for about a 3 minutes stirring occasionally, your sauce should be a light golden brown color. Once the 3 minutes have passed take the pan and put it to the side to cool.

Next take 6 or 7 apples (Granny Smith preferably) and peel and core them, cut the apples in half and thinly slice each half. To a bowl add your sliced apples, ground cinnamon and your sauce. Mix these all together making sure all of your apples are coated.

On to the crust! Using your floured surface roll out your pie crust to about a 12 inch diameter circle, pick up your rolled out dough and lay it gentle in your pie pan, you should have a bit of your pie crust hanging on the edge. Now pour your apple filling into your pie pan slightly mounding the apples in the center ( make sure not to get any sauce on the edges because the crust will become hard to stick to the other) Once you are finished with the apple filling roll out your second piece of pie crust on a floured surface slightly smaller than your first. Now if you are willing to attempt a beautiful design on your pie, try a lattice design. You will start by cutting your pie crust in 1 inch strips vertically, Starting with your middle strip lay it over top of the pie, skipping the one next to your middle strip and going on to the one after lay that strip slightly spaced out next to the middle one repeating this process for the right side of the crust you cut and doing the same for the left side. With all your skipped over crust pieces horizontally weave them through the others in staring with the smallest piece at the edge and working your way to the other side of the crust. After you have finished weaving your pieces take the edge piece and pinch them using your fingers or you can use a fork to make your edges mend together.

Next take one egg and and a tablespoon of sugar and beat it together, brush this mixture over the top of your pie. Put your pie in the oven at 425 for 15 minutes then without opening your oven door reduce the heat to 350 and continue baking for 45 minutes. Finally take out your pie and let it rest for about an hour before eating. I suggest you serve this with homemade whipped cream or ice cream.

Hopefully you make and enjoy this delicious recipe and let me know what you think if you do!

Image by congerdesign in Pixabay

What Hockey Equipment You Should or Shouldn’t Be Spending Your Money On.

Playing Hockey is quite the pricy investment already, so making sure you spend your money on the best equipment possible is a must. Today I’m going to let you know the Top 5 must haves and must nots of hockey equipment.

Starting at a #1 must have would have to be the Bauer Vapor Hyperlite stick, now this stick is a whopping 300 dollars but to say you get your moneys worth would be an understatement. This stick is a light weight, balanced, high performance stick perfect for any forward or defense men.

Now at #2 this is a stick you should steer far from, this being the Warrior Dolomite DD 2011. This Warrior stick being one of the worst reviews stick around only making a 1 star review on every site it is on, this is because the blade of the stick resembles a cardboard texture and starts to shred very easily.

Moving on to #3 my personal favorite skates in the game earning an overall 5 start review on almost every hockey site would have to be the Bauer Vapor Hyperlite skates not only are these incredible to skate in but they are super fast and lightweight on your feet. Now these skates are pretty expensive running from 950-1100 dollars, although these skates are coming in top place right now an much more affordable skate the does the job perfect is the Bauer Vapor 3.7x skates these are great skates that are only around 180 in all.

Going back down to the not so great end of hockey equipment raining in at #4 is the Cooper XL7 hockey helmet, in my and many others opinion this helmet should never have been made you are in much more luck buying a Bauer or CCM helmet for much better quality.

Now this next item is for my goalies out there, padding can be a tough thing to get just right but my #5 item on this list are the Lefevre L20.1 goalie pads, these are top of the line ranked #1 goalie pads out there because of there stiffness, they have a great rebound pop, fast rotation system, and great ankle mobility. These pads are 1,700 dollars but are the best in the league.