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  • Lucia Borzillo

Wednesday Night Baking!

Twas the night before Thanksgiving and boy was I tired. I love the 3 day work week, but I also hate the 3 day work week.

As tired as I was I know I needed to relax.

So this is what I did-

A Pumpkin Pie, an Apple Crumb Pie, and Pumpkin and Cinnamon Chip Scones.

Just another Wednesday night.

This Thanksgiving it is just going to be Chris and I for dinner. I am going to miss so many things that my sister and her husband make for Thanksgiving. But what I think what I will miss the most is just sitting around the table with the family.

Anyway, we will be having a Zoom Cocktail Hour with the whole family so that will kind of fill in the gap...

Back to the baking. I have two six inch Pyrex pie dishes. I had to make a pumpkin pie because well its what you do for Thanksgiving and I always wanted to make an Apple Crumb Pie. I make a batch of Pate Brise.

Pate Brisee Recipe Ingredients-

1-1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp salt 1 pinch granulated sugar 5-1/2 Tbsp (2/3 stick) sweet butter, chilled 3 Tbsp vegetable shortening, chilled 1/4 cup ice water Method- Sift the flour, salt, and sugar together into a bowl; add butter and shortening and cut them into dry ingredients with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture is like coarse meal. Sprinkle on and blend in enough of the ice water to make a workable dough, mixing water in lightly with a fork. Turn dough out onto your work surface and, using the heel of your hand, smear the dough away from you, about 1/4 cup at a time. Scrape up the smeared dough into a ball, wrap, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

The Pumpkin Pie recipe was from Better Homes and Garden. Click here for the recipe.

I made 1/2 the recipe to which filled the pie dish. There was still a little too much filling.

The Apple Crumb recipe was from Spend With Pennies. Click here for the recipe. Here too, I made 1/2 the recipe. And I actually used only one Cortland apple for this.

Now making a small Pumpkin Pie I had some pumpkin left in the can. What else could I do... Scones! This recipe for Harvest Pumpkin Scones is from the King Arthur site. Click on that last sentence for the recipe. And yes, I only made 1/2 the recipe.

I have to say the kitchen does not usually smell this amazing mid week.

I hope everyone had a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

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