Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Pie Your Family Will Love

Apple Pie

Ingredients

1 (9 inch) pie crusts, unbaked

FILLING

* 2 teaspoons lemon juice
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
* 5 cups apples, cored and sliced (about 5 small, Granny Smith apples work well)
* 1/2 cup raisins (optional)

TOPPING

* 3/4 cup flour
* 1/2 cup sugar
* 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
* 1/3 cup butter

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and set butter out so it will be at room temperature.
#Line 9″ pie pan with unbaked crust.
#Core and slice apples.
#Sprinkle the apples with the lemon juice.
#Mix in the sugar & cinnamon.
#Fill pie shell with apple mixture.
#In a small bowl, mix the topping’s flour, sugar and cinnamon.
#Rub the topping ingredients and butter together with your fingers until the mixture is crumbly.
#Sprinkle topping over pie.
# Bake 10 minutes at 425 degrees then reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake until crumb topping is browned and apples are soft, approximately 50 minutes.

Who Loves Peanut Butter And Banana Sandwiches?

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Elvis Presley loved Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches and so will your kids. This is one recipe your kids will go bananas for.  Turn on some Elvis music like Hound Dog and sing while you prepare these great tasty sandwiches.

  • 4 ounces peanut butter
  • 2 slices Texas Toast or Thick Bread
  • 1 whole ripe banana
  • 4 ounces  butter

Directions

Spread peanut butter, evenly on 1 side of each piece of bread. Slice banana in 3/4-inch slices and place on 1 piece of bread with peanut butter. Banana slices should be close together, and cover 1 side completely. Top with the other slice of bread.

Heat butter in grill pan on medium heat. Place the sandwich in the grill pan and brown for approximately 3 to 5 minutes or until golden brown. Add 2 ounces of butter to the grill pan and flip sandwich to other side and continue cooking for 2 to 5 minutes or until golden brown and peanut butter is melting. Cut into quarters and serve hot.

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Why Not Make Quesadilla For Your Kids Dinner?

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A easy recipe kids love are Quesadilla. Queso” is cheese in Spanish.  And a quesadilla is a toasted tortilla with melted cheese inside.  Not only is this a meal the whole family can enjoy, it also easy on the  family grocery budget.

Heat a large cast iron frying pan to medium high heat.

Add a small amount of oil (about 1/2 teaspoon) or butter and spread it around the bottom of the pan with a spatula .

Place one large flour tortilla in the pan. Flip the tortilla over a few times, 10 seconds between flips.  Pockets of Air should begin to form within the tortilla.

Add a handful of grated cheese, sprinkle over the top of the tortilla, making sure that the cheese does not land on the pan itself.

Add whatever additional ingredients you choose – grilled diced chicken, onion, sliced mushrooms, olives, tomatoes, etc.  Do not  layer on the ingredients to thickly, this is a quesadilla, not a quiche.

Quesadillas

Reduce the heat to low and cover he cast iron pan, to melt the cheese and brown the tortilla.

After a minute, check to see if the cheese is melted. If not, return the cover until the cheese is melted.

When the cheese is melted, use a spatula to lift up one side of the quesadilla and flip over the other side.   The tortilla should by now be browned slightly. If not flip every 10 seconds until it gets browned. Remove from pan and cut into wedges.

Quesadilla are delicious served with thinly slice some iceberg lettuce, sour cream, salsa and guacamole.