I decided to face my fears. That's right, ladies and gentlemen, I am making pie crust! I've been irrationally afraid of pie crust for quite some time, but I figured, hey, you only live once. I consulted all my cookbooks (of which there are several) and I almost went with the Gourmet Cookbook but right at the last minute, I switched to the Moosewood Cookbook. It reminded me of my mom and the desserts she used to make when I was younger (the few times that happened....just kidding).
First, I made a pie crust. It was super simple. I mixed 6 Tbs of butter and 1 1/2 cups of flour in a food processor. Then I drizzled in some ice water until it made "coarse crumbs" (or whatever that means). I rolled out the dough and put in in my pie pan. Here it is:
See, I can make pie crust! Suck it, universe. Lena is fearless.
I mixed together some peaches (from my CSA), lemon juice, sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. I decided to stray from the recipe and throw in some blueberries as well.
Then I mixed some rolled oats, flour, salt, cinnamon, brown sugar and melted butter together. I was supposed to add minced almonds, but I didn't have any, so I skipped it.
Then I baked it! It was surprisingly easy. Here's a slice of my pie.
It wasn't the best pie crust I'd ever had - the part on top was pretty good, but the bottom part could have been flakier. Zack liked it though and he's pretty much my target audience. I've got a huge bag of apricots this week, so I'll probably give pie crust another try.....stay tuned.