More About Acorns!

Acorns

Acorns by jacqueline-w, on Flickr

Our lovely friend Adrienne Percy sent me the following message:

I see you just posted something about acorns. If you would like, you can add that I (Adrienne Percy/TraditionWisdomModernKitchen) and local wildcrafter Laura Reeves (Prairie Shore Botanicals) put together this handout on how to harvest acorns, make acorn flour and how to use the flour for pancakes. There’s a bonus section on nettle too!

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Keep the conversation going, friends! It’s going to be a long winter. Time to chat by the fireside and enjoy the fruit of our labours!

Sugar-Free Apple Pie

Finally, here’s the recipe for the scrumptious sugar-free apple pie! You can find the recipe for the pie dough here.

 

Sugar-Free Apple Pie

Sugar-Free Apple Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 lbs pie dough (top and bottom)
  • 1 lbs apples
  • 8 oz unsweetened apple juice concentrate
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Peel apples, optional.
  2. Slice and core the apples. Remove any brown/damaged bits.
  3. Toss apples with juice.
  4. Add cornstarch and cinnamon to apples. Mix well.
  5. Pour filling into pie shell.
  6. Place dough top on top. Crimp edges.
  7. Cut vent holes.
  8. Bake in preheated oven, at 350F for 45-60 minutes. Pie is baked when centre is bubbling and crust is golden brown.
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Katie’s Scrumptious Pie Pastry

Our master pie-maker Katie Anderson is sharing some of her secrets with us! Here is the recipe for the wonderful, flaky pastry underlying the pies we made for our fundraiser. This recipe makes 1 lbs of dough.

Katie’s Scrumptious Pie Pastry

Katie’s Scrumptious Pie Pastry

Ingredients

  • 0.5 lbs flour, soft pastry
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2.5 oz butter
  • 2.5 oz shortening
  • 3 oz ice water

Instructions

  1. Ensure butter and shortening are COLD.
  2. Cut fat into cubes.
  3. Mix flour and salt. Add cubed fat into dry mixture.
  4. Work dough with cool hands, until fat is in pea-sized bits.
  5. Add COLD water, mix together lightly, just until incorporated.