The Epicurious Cookbook: More Than 250 of Our Best-Loved Four-Fork Recipes for Weeknights, Weekends & Special Occasions
  • The Epicurious Cookbook: More Than 250 of Our Best-Loved Four-Fork Recipes for Weeknights, Weekends & Special Occasions
  • The Epicurious Cookbook: More Than 250 of Our Best-Loved Four-Fork Recipes for Weeknights, Weekends & Special Occasions

The Epicurious Cookbook: More Than 250 of Our Best-Loved Four-Fork Recipes for Weeknights, Weekends & Special Occasions

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by Tanya Steel, The Editors of Epicurious.com
     
 

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For Epicurious's enormous and devoted community -- 7.5 million unique visitors a month -- and home cooks seeking a perfectly curated roster of diverse recipes, here are the top-rated recipes from Epi, compiled conveniently in a book with brand-new stunning colour photography.
 
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Overview

For Epicurious's enormous and devoted community -- 7.5 million unique visitors a month -- and home cooks seeking a perfectly curated roster of diverse recipes, here are the top-rated recipes from Epi, compiled conveniently in a book with brand-new stunning colour photography.
 
Epicurious.com is, undisputedly, the website for people who like to cook. Launched in the dark ages of 1995, Epi was one of the first on the block and is the go-to respected food site among home cooks. Now, The Epicurious Cookbook provides a completely new experience for Epi's fans with a perfectly curated roster of Epi's 300 best recipes organized seasonally for breakfasts, starters, mains, sides, breads, and desserts. The book includes new headnotes and 100 new photographs, plus dozens of member recipes that have been tested in Epi's kitchens. Throughout, readers will find clever substitutions, special holiday menus, and make-ahead tips, from Epi's editors and community alike.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307984869
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
10/30/2012
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
598,763
File size:
29 MB
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Cinnamon Crumble Apple Pie
The classic apple pie elements are flawless as is, but we think this version topped with a thick layer of cinnamon crumble is pure genius. The buttery, brown sugar–infused topping crowns a generous mound of tart Granny Smith apples, while a traditional American-style pastry features equal parts butter and shortening, with a touch of cider vinegar to ensure tenderness.

Yield: Makes 8 servings

 
For Crust
1⅓ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon granulated sugar
¼ cup (1/2 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch cubes
¼ cup frozen vegetable shortening, cut into ½-inch cubes
3 tablespoons ice water, or more as needed
½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
 
For Filling
3 ¼ pounds Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced ¼ inch thick
⅔ cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
 
For Topping
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ cup (packed) light brown sugar
1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons chilled unsalted butter, cut into ½-inch cubes

Vanilla ice cream, for serving

Make Crust

1. Mix the flour, salt, and sugar in a large bowl. Add the butter and shortening; rub in with your fingertips until coarse meal forms. Mix 3 tablespoons ice water and the vinegar in a small bowl. Drizzle over the flour mixture; stir with fork until moist clumps form, adding more water by teaspoonfuls if dough is dry. Gather the dough into a ball; flatten into a disk. Wrap in plastic; refrigerate 30 minutes.
 
2. Position a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 400°F. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to a 12-inch round. Transfer to a 9-inch-diameter glass pie dish. Trim the overhang to ½ inch; turn the edge under and crimp decoratively. Refrigerate while preparing the filling and topping.
 
Make Filling and Topping
1. Mix the filling ingredients in large bowl to coat apples.
 
2. Blend the flour, sugars, cinnamon, and salt in a processor. Add the chilled butter cubes; using on/off pulses, cut in until the mixture resembles wet sand.
 
Assemble and Bake Pie
1. Toss the filling to redistribute juices; transfer to the crust, mounding in the center. Pack the topping over and around the apples. Bake the pie on a baking sheet until the topping is golden, about 40 minutes (cover top with foil if browning too quickly).
 
2. Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F. Bake until the apples in the center are tender when pierced and the filling is bubbling thickly at the edges, about 45 minutes longer. Cool until warm, about 1 hour. Serve with ice cream.

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