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Author: News Canada

Plum Good Apple Pie

by: News Canada

Flaky Crust:
2 1/4 cups (550 ml) Five Roses Cake & Pastry Flour
1 tsp (5 ml) sugar
3/4 tsp (3 ml) salt
1/4 cup (50 ml) cold butter
1/2 cup (125 ml) shortening
1 egg
Ice water
1 lb (500 g) red plums, stoned and sliced
3 large apple peeled, and chopped
1 tbsp (15 ml) lemon juice
3/4 cup (175 ml) granulated sugar
3 tbsp (45 ml) Five Roses All Purpose Flour
3/4 tsp (3 ml) cinnamon
1 egg yolk
1 tsp (5 ml) milk
granulated sugar
Crust: In a bowl mix flour, sugar and salt. Using pastry blender, cut in cold butter, then shortening until the size of peas. In a measuring cup, beat egg and stir in enough ice water to equal 1/2 cup (125 ml). Stir egg mixture, 1 tbsp (15 ml) at a time, into flour mixture until pastry is moistened and holds together in a ball. Press dough together and flatten into two 5-inch (13 cm) rounds; wrap with plastic wrap and chill for 30 min.
Filling: In a bowl toss fruit with lemon juice. In a small bowl, stir sugar, flour and cinnamon; stir well into fruit. Roll out pastry on lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch (3 mm) thickness, to fit 8-inch (20 cm) pie plate. Trim edge of pastry and brush edge lightly with water. Roll out pastry for top crust, cutting steam vents. Spread plum/apple mixture evenly into bottom crust. Place top crust over cutting about 3/4-inch (1.5 cm) overhang; fold under bottom crust edge, pressing to seal. Finish crust edge as desired. In small bowl mix egg yolk and milk, brush a little over crust and sprinkle with a little sugar. Bake at 425ºF (220ºC) for 10 min.; reduce to 350ºF (180ºC) and bake for another 30 min. or until apples are soft and crust is golden brown.
For "free" recipes call Five Roses at 1-800-561-3455 or visit www.fiveroses.ca.
- News Canada

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News Canada provides a wide selection of current, ready-to-use copyright free news stories and ideas for Television, Print, Radio, and the Web.
News Canada is a niche service in public relations, offering access to print, radio, television, and now the Internet media, with ready-to-use, editorial "fill" items. Monitoring and analysis are two more of our primary services. The service supplies access to the national media for marketers in the private, the public, and the not-for-profit sectors. Your corporate and product news, consumer tips and information are packaged in a variety of ready-to-use formats and are made available to every Canadian media organization including weekly and daily newspapers, cable and commercial television stations, radio stations, as well as the Web sites Canadians visit most often. Visit News Canada and learn more about the NC services.

This article was posted on January 18, 2004

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