Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Perfect Supper for a cold winters night

Home made bread, lentil soup and apple pie made in a 13x9 " pan.
Warmed our insides as the snow fell softly outside. Perfect meal for a cold winter night.
Here is the recipe I use for LENTIL SOUP and my apple pie is pretty simple, use the PERFECT PIE CRUST recipe and then fill it with good apples, sprinkled with a mixture of flour, about 1/4 cup.
I use about 3/4 cup sugar, a dash of salt and about 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and nutmeg. Put a few pats of butter over the apple mixture and top with a crust brushed with some milk and sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 450 for 50-60 minutes.
Its so simple a filling to make that you really don't need a recipe for the filling, just "guess-timate"
We will all sleep soundly with full tummies, provided the coyotes do not make a loud appearance again tonight !


cherylhotton said...

Looks perfect to me too Patty . My mother always brushed her pastry with milk also .

novascotiagal said...

Funny thing, we made your lentil soup last night, too. It is very cold here, and snow was coming down. It is a perfect meal for a cold winter's night. :-)

Patty said...

Cheryl, maybe its a Maritime provinces thing to brush the crust with milk : )

Morning's Minion said...

I also made lentil soup for supper and we finished it today. I tend to think of soup as more of a process than an exact recipe. My late MIL taught me to make it. I parboil the lentils for a few minutes, drain and set aside if I have time to saute the finely chopped veggies, but more often dump them into the pot with the lentils, canned tomatoes, the seasonings and water. I've never had the soup pureed.
Home made soup with home baked bread or muffins is perfect for a cold winter night.

Karen said...

I use the same exact pie crust recipe! And now my daughter is using it for her pies!

SouthernHeart said...

That looks so good! I'm going to have to try this soup. Thank you so much for the recipe. I'm wondering why do you puree it though? I've never made lentil soup before.

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