The Holidays are here, and with that bring all the memories of my mother on Christmas morning. I remember waking up to the smell of something incredible baking in the kitchen. I got out of bed wearing my new pajamas that my mother bought for me and my siblings on Christmas. It was a tradition, one of many in my household. I opened the door, and the smell of the delicious pie came over my mouth. I could taste it. I walked down the hall, and there was the tree, all the presents wrapped neatly knowing Santa had been there. A smile upon my face and my mother near the stove, what a day it would be. She turned around with a smile and said “Good morning Antoinette, and Merry Christmas.” I replied “Merry Christmas Mom.” with a hug and a kiss. That was the start to my holiday mornings, and since then it has been a tradition that has been pasted down to me. Christmas isn’t just about the presents under the tree, it’s more than that. Every Christmas morning we would have egg pie and applesauce cookies, right before opening up all of our presents. Here is the recipe that has been pasted down to me from my mother, and her mother. EGG PIE
Ingredients for Pie Crust
1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3 to 4 tablespoons water or milk
Directions for Pie Crust
1. Place the flour into a mixing bowl adds the salt and sugar then the baking powder. Whisk them all together. Add the oil and water next and keep whisking until the dough is evenly moistened. You should now be able to take the dough out and place it on your table. Using a rolling pin flatten the dough. Spray your pie pan so the pie crust doesn’t stick.
2. Fit piecrust into a 9 inch pie plate or dish. After getting all the sides done, use a fork to put holes in the bottom of the dough to get air through. Leave to the side to fill and bake.
1 unbaked, ready-made 9-inch pie crust
½ cup of red pepper
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