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Chocolate Avocado Pie

Adapted from Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone INGREDIENTS For the crust: 1/2 cup almonds, pecans, or walnuts 3/4 cup whole-wheat flour or white pastry flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons brown sugar 5 tablespoons cold butter, cut into small pieces 1/2 teaspoon almond extract mixed with 2 tablespoons water For the filling: 2 ripe avocados or [...]

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Aunt Minn’s Pumpkin Pie

Recipe courtesy of Delilah’s Farm Report INGREDIENTS 1 unbaked 9-inch piecrust, not deep dish (use your favorite recipe or buy premade) 1 tablespoon butter, melted Brush crust with melted butter and place in refrigerator while you make the filling. 1/2 cup milk 2 tablespoons butter Heat together to melt butter and set aside to cool [...]

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SlowFood Box: Pie Ranch’s Pie Crust

Courtesy of Pie Ranch Ingredients 2 1/2 cups Pie Ranch whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter, chilled, cut into small pieces 1/2 cup ice water Equipment Food processor (optional) Rolling pin Plastic wrap Preparation Using a food processor, place the flour and salt in the bowl and [...]

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Award-Winning Gravenstein Apple Pie

Here’s a recipe for a prize-winning homemade apple pie! And to show you the steps, Founder and CEO of The Fruit Guys, Chris Mittelstaedt, visited ABC7 View From the Bay: Sebastopol Area Chamber of Commerce Apple Pie Baking Contest 2008 Grand Champion Kayleigh Stump’s Apple Pie Recipe INGREDIENTS Crust: 2 cups unbleached flour 1/2 cup almond [...]

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Spoon at a Pie-Knife Fight

I felt pretty good going into Sebastopol’s Gravenstein Apple Fair as a rookie pie judge last weekend – just little bites I kept telling myself. As we sat under the tent around a cardtable, our chairs unevenly balanced on straw-covered ground, Steve Garner, the wizened six-year veteran judge, went to his work like a neurosurgeon. [...]

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