While I visit often and borrow bunches of the posted ideas, this is my first post to this board. I've gotta say that we are love love loving MFW!
I wanted to help my 5 yo DD bake a "from scratch" apple pie with this unit and had a hard picking a good recipe and knowing what to do and how to do it. I'd never baked a fruit pie, from scratch or otherwise before. Here's what we came up with. Here's a link to the recipe we chose.http://pie.allrecipes.com/az/ApplePie.asp
How we tweaked it to do it our way ...
I bought a ready made 9" deep dish crust and a ready made rolled crust (for the top). We used Granny Smith apples because one of our info books said they were great for baking. We ended up using only 4 of them but I think 5 would have done better. Five will make it look overly full but the apples shrink during cooking.
With four apples we had three layers of apples and three layers of sugar/cinnamon. We also measured out the sugar then stirred in the cinnamon to mix them together well.
We brushed water around the edges of the crust in the pan before laying on the top crust. We cut three small slits in the top of the pie for venting and we baked the whole pie pan on a cookie sheet. It was a good thing because some of the juices did overflow. We baked per the instructions in the recipe and though they seemed kind of strange it worked like magic! We loved it! The G.S. apples were still a bit tart but much better than before baking.
We did this with a 5 yo, a 2 yo and their Mommy and we all had a blast and loved tasting the final product.
Glad to be on this journey with you all in MFW!
AKA Trini and Will's Mommy
Deer Park, TX