Friday, May 28, 2010

Warm Apple Crepes from Corbins

Biking to burn off the calories is our motto as we often ride to food destinations. Great incentive. Pam and Don Fischer joined us for a 22 mile ride with breakfast at First Watch. Don had wonderful berry crepes.

After breakfast we continued on along the canal paths to Corbins to share a Warm Apple Crepe. The filling is made with cottage cheese, mascarpone cheese and topped with candied walnuts, it was melt in your mouth good. Now I want to try Tastes & Treasures recipe for flavorful apple treats.

Apple Streusel Pie pg 163

Streusel Topping

½ cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup all purpose flour
¼ cup (1/2 stick) butter
¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ cup chopped pecans

Apple Pie

¼ cup chopped pecans
1 unbaked (9 inch) pie shell
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
6 cups thinly sliced tart apples
2 tablespoons butter

For the topping
, combine the brown sugar, flour, butter and cinnamon in a bowl and stir with a fork until crumbly. Stir in the pecans.

For the pie
, preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Sprinkle the pecans over the bottom of the pie shell. Mix the sugar, flour,m cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl. Add the apples to the sugar mixture and toss to coat. Mound the apple mixture in the prepared pie shell and dot with the butter. Spread the topping evenly over the top of the pie and bake for 10 minutes. Reduce the oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake for 40 minutes longer, checking after 30 minutes and covering with foil if needed to prevent the topping from overbrowning.

Serves 6 to 8