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Cherry Rounds

Cherry rounds are cherry hand pies. They’re quick and easy to make and great on a picnic or as a snack. For an extra special treat add coconut cream.

INGREDIENTS

4 cups cherries

1 tbsp lemon juice

1/4 cup of your favourite juice

2/3 cup sugar

1/4 cup cornstarch

1/4 cup water

1 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp salt

2 tbsp sugar

1/2 cup vegetable shortening

1/4 cup cold water

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Rhubarb Strawberry Pie

Rhubarb Strawberry pie is tangy and delicious. It’s amazing served with coconut cream or by itself on a hot summer’s day. Try the recipe with different kinds of juice to find your preferred taste.

Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

1 vegan or vegetarian pie shell (baked and cooled). Here is one recipe

2 cups orange juice

2 cups strawberries

2 cups of rhubarb

2/3 up sugar

2 tbsp cornstarch

2 tbsp water

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Chocolate Raspberry Hand Pies

Chocolate raspberry hand pies are a different take on the hand pie. Chocolate pie dough encapsulates a sweet raspberry filling for a decadent treat. They’re great to take for a mid afternoon snack or a small dessert.

Enjoy!

1/2 lb of vegetable shortening

1/2 tsp salt

2 cups flour

1/2 cup cocoa

one egg

1 tbsp white vinegar

Beat one egg in a measuring cup and add 1 tbsp white vinegar.  Fill with cold water to 1/2 cup. 

Blend flour, vegetable shortening and salt. 

Gradually add liquid to dry ingredients and blend until well incorporated. 

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Pumpkin Pie

This pumpkin pie recipe is my mother’s and  I can’t count the number of times we’ve baked this pie for Thanksgiving and Christmas.  The custard has the perfect balance of cinnamon and ginger and is fantastic served with vanilla whipped cream or ice cream.

Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS

1 cup pumpkin

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3/4 cup white sugar

1 cup milk

2 eggs beaten

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ginger

pinch of salt

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Old Fashioned Apple Pie

I’ve never been a big fan of apple pie until I tried it with tangy spy apples.  The apples are just sour enough to cut the sweetness of the sugar and the fat of the crust.  The recipe would be just as good with granny smith apples.

PIE CRUST

5 cups flour

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3 tbsp brown sugar

2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

1 lb vegetable shortening

1 egg

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

ice cold water to make 1 cup

FRUIT

1 cup sugar

2 tbsp flour

1 tsp cinnamon

5 cups Spy apples

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Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie is a favourite at my family’s holiday tables. It’s great with whipped cream or on your own. Serve with coffee or tea.

Enjoy!

Crust

5 cups flour

3 tbsp brown sugar

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

1 lb vegetable shortening (cold)

1 egg

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

cold water to make a cup of liquid

Mix 5 ingredients.  In a cup add egg, vinegar, and water to combine. 

Fold wet ingredients into shortening mixture.

  Shape in disks and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Pumpkin mixture

1 cup pumpkin

3/4 cup sugar

1 cup milk

2 eggs

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ginger

pinch of salt

Pour ingredients into a rolled out pie shell from the crust made above. 

Bake in a 450 degree Fahrenheit oven for 10 minutes. 

Lower heat to 350 degrees and bake for an addition 35 minutes or until centre of pie is firm.

Try Pumpkin Cinnamon Muffins.

Scrumptious Blueberry Apple Pie

Blueberry pie is a wonderful summer treat.  There’s nothing like going to the berry patch to pick a pail when they are in season or picking wild blueberries from nature.  Returning home I like to make muffins, crisps and scrumptious blueberry apple pie.  It includes apples for a twist.

Pastry

1 lb of vegetable shortening

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1 tsp salt

5 cups flour

one egg

1 tbsp white vinegar

Beat one egg in a measuring cup and add 1 tbsp white vinegar.  Fill cup with cold water.  Blend flour, lard and salt.  Gradually add liquid.  Wrap and chill in refrigerator until cool.  The pastry can also be frozen.

Blueberry Filling

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup flour

4 cups blueberries

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