The Best Fall Treats to Make at Home

By Sarah Albert and Emma Diller
Volume 68, Issue I

Grandma’s Apple Pie
Take a piece of Grandma with you to your next family gathering!
Crust:
-2 cups sifted all-purpose our
-1 teaspoon salt
-2⁄3 cup of shortening
-5-7 tablespoons cold water
(or if you’re lazy… Pillsbury dough works too!!)
Filling:
-6 or 7 granny smith apples -3⁄4 to 1 cup sugar
-2 tablespoons our
-1 teaspoon cinnamon -dash of nutmeg
-dash of salt
-juice from 1⁄4 a lemon

Sift together all the dry ingredients for the crust, add water until fully mixed. Form into balls and roll between wax paper with a rolling pin to make two crusts. For the lling – peel and slice the apples thin. Combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl. Line a 9 inch pie plate with the bottom pastry crust and add the lling. Put on the top crust. Crimp the edges together to seal the crust, and poke holes in the top layer with the fork. Bake at 400 degrees F for 60 minutes. Enjoy!

Melt-in-Your-Mouth Chocolate Pecan Bars
These bars are to die for! Unless you have a nut allergy…
Ingredients:
-1⁄2 cup of unsalted butter, room temperature
-2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
-1⁄4 cup light brown sugar

-1⁄2 teaspoon salt
-3 large eggs
-3⁄4 cup light corn syrup
-1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
-2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips -2 cups pecans, coarsely chopped

Line a 9×13 inch baking pan with aluminum foil. Beat one stick of room temperature butter, brown sugar, our, and salt until it is a coarse crumble. Pour mixture into pan and press rmly into the bottom. Bake until 20-30 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in same large bowl, mix eggs, corn syrup, granulated sugar, and melted butter until well combined. Add chocolate chips and pecans and spread over crust. Bake for 25 minutes at 350 degrees F.

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