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One of the best parts of fall and the coming holidays is without a doubt the comfort food! We wanted to share only the best, our favorite apple pie recipe from our friends over at King Arthur Flour… nothing says fall quite like warm delicious apple pie. You can follow the recipe here or visit their page, The Best Apple Pie Recipe for more info!
2 cups King Arthur Pastry Flour Blend or King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
heaping 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (8 tablespoons) cold unsalted butter
3 to 5 tablespoons ice water
9 whole apples (about 10 cups) Cortland or other baking apples, peeled, cored and sliced
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons Apple Pie Spice
1/4 cup boiled cider
1 tablespoon rum (optional)
1/4 cup King Arthur Pie Filling Enhancer
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
juice of 1/2 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
2 tablespoons milk
2 tablespoons sparkling sugar
To make the crust: Whisk together the flour and salt, then cut in half the butter until crumbly. Add the remaining butter and work it in roughly with your fingers, a pastry cutter, or a mixer. Don’t be too thorough; the mixture should be very uneven, with big chunks of butter in among the smaller ones.
Drizzle just enough water over the mixture to make it cohesive, tossing until it begins to come together.
Gather it into a ball, divide in half, flatten each half into a disk about 3/4″ thick, and wrap well. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
To make the filling: In a large bowl, stir together the filling ingredients, mixing until well-combined. Set aside.
Preheat the oven to 425°F with a rack on the lower shelf.
To assemble the pie: Roll one piece of pie crust into a 12″ round, and lay it gently into a 9″ pie plate. Spoon in the filling. Roll out the other piece (or make a lattice), lay it over the filling, and seal and crimp the edges. Brush the top crust with milk, and sprinkle it with sparkling sugar, if desired.
To bake the pie: Place the pie on a baking sheet to catch any drips. Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 375°F, and bake for an additional 45 minutes, or until the top is brown and filling is bubbly.
Remove the pie from the oven, and place it on a rack to cool completely before cutting.
Store, loosely covered, on the counter for a day. Refrigerate, tightly wrapped, for up to a week.
Speaking of delicious apples, be sure to check out Apple Basket! Our new apple print goes hand in hand with any fall activity such as apple picking, pumpkin carving or even just apple pie-eating! Check out our current favorites, from the practical and stylish Bandana Bib and Skinny Leggings to the adorable Cozie Poncho and Velour Swing Jacket!
As we make our way through October, Halloween is just around the corner and there are so many cute costume possibilities that is can be a little overwhelming to narrow it down. Zutano is here to help with some super cute costume ideas for your little ones using our clothing pieces, from pink bunnies to “cozie” brown bears. The best parts of these costumes – they’re adorable, easy DIY ideas and you can continue to use these great Zutano pieces throughout fall and winter!
For your little girl, bunnies are an easy, go to choice using our Velour Bunny Hat (available in four vibrant colors). For baby, the Velour Little Pocket Dress matches great with the bunny hat for a warm and stylish outing for Halloween fun! For toddler girl, our Cozie Poncho is also a great choice to complete a cute Halloween look.
For boys, we have the ideal accessories for the cutest little bear. From our popular Cozie Cuff Pants in Chocolate to our new Furry Vest, it’s a great start! Don’t forget Cozie Booties and a Cozie Bear Hat to complete the look. For a bear face, we cut out three pieces of black felt for the eyes and nose and attached them to the hat using velcro (available at your local craft store).