How to be warm: The ultimate comfort food

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How to be Warm: The Perfect Comfort Food

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How to be Warm: Whiskey Apple Crumble Pie

It’s cold and rainy outside, but you don’t have to stay grey and miserable because of it! Take this chance to bake something warm and delicious, that’ll also cheer you up. Warmth doesn’t only come from boilers and radiators.


For the Crumble:

3/4 cup of flour
1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1/2 cup of crushed pecans
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1/4 cup of white sugar
1/2 teaspoon of salt
6 tablespoon of butter


2 pounds of tart,
Crisp apples
2 tablespoons of whiskey or bourbon
1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
Pinch of ground cloves
Pinch of ground nutmeg
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup of light brown sugar
3 tablespoons of melted butter
3 tablespoons of flour

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Make the pastry, form the crust and chill it in the refrigerator.

Preheat your oven to 240 degrees C.

The Pecan Crumble:

Put all the crumble ingredients (except the nuts) in a food processor and blend until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs. Or, if you prefer to make the crumble by hand, cut the butter into the flour with a pastry cutter and finish by rubbing in the butter with your fingertips until it looks like breadcrumbs.

Then, stir in the sugar and everything else. Add the nuts and chill the crumble until needed.

Peel and remove the apple cores. Slice the apples thinly, about a 1/4 inch. Lightly sauté the fruit in butter to avoid making a dried up pie.

Add all the ingredients for the filling on top of the apples and toss gently until everything is coated evenly.

Fill the pastry crust with the apple mixture.

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Then sprinkle on the Pecan crumble.

Bake the pie on a lipped cookie tray for 10 minutes or until the crust looks dry, blistered, and blonde. Turn the oven down to 180 degrees C, and bake at until the crumble browns and the apples yield when pierced with a knife, and the juice is bubbling thick at the edge of the pie—approximately an hour.

Cool completely before cutting, at least a few hours.

Cool it for at least a couple of hours before cutting it to serve. Serve at room temperature.

Store it uncovered so that the pastry can breathe at room temperature for up to two days.

We discovered this on vogue.com. Enjoy this warming recipe before you reach for your thermostat to turn the heating up!

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