Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Vintage Cat and Pumpkin, Apple Pie

Guess I'm always drawn to postcards with cats on them..have quite a few and only wish I could collect more....this one is especially nice......

Yesterday, I made an impossible apple pie.....impossible pies are so easy and so paternal grandmother used two main ingredients and raised 5 children during the Depression..she used Bisquick and Velveeta cheese...I'm not a big velveeta fan but do like Bisquick...hence I've got alot of impossible pie recipes..and they are sure good when you don't have the time or inclination to roll out pie dough.....

3 cups sliced peeled all-purpose apples (3 large)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 cup Bisquick
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup milk 
1 tablespoon margarine, butter or spread,* softened
2 eggs

Streusel (see recipe below)
Heat oven to 325°. Grease 9-inch pie plate. Stir together apples, cinnamon and nutmeg; turn into pie plate. Stir remaining ingredients except Streusel until blended. Pour into pie plate. Sprinkle with Streusel.  Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Cover and refrigerate any remaining pie.
1/2 cup Bisquick
1/4 cup chopped nuts
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons firm margarine, butter or spread
Stir together all ingredients until crumbly

half the pie is gone already and the rest will be gone today...and isn't that what its all about?  

I've also made faux apple the pattern from Oodlekadoodle Primitives