My cousin cooks. And bakes. And blogs. And makes a lot of delicious treats that would pad my stomach more than I want them to. But with our stake throwing a "Pie-o-neer" celebration last week, I needed to make a pie for sharing (and maybe for competition!).
But I hate making pie crust.
It's messy, it's hard to get it flaky and not too thick or not too thin, and I HATE HATE HATE scrubbing my countertops after rolling it out.
It's still messy to make but . . .
It's delish. And the scrubbing? Well since it's made with butter a hot washcloth melts it right off your countertops.
It's a huge recipe (that I cut in half) and I highly recommend you read both blogs about it to get a clear picture but it is so worth trying. Especially if you like pie.
So here's my apple and my lemon meringue. Maybe I'll win?
If I don't, it won't be the crusts fault.