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I Found the Three Best Pie Recipes for Thanksgiving, So You Don’t Have To!

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I love cooking and I especially love baking. I am always on the hunt for new recipes, whether they be found in cookbooks or Pinterest. I just love the idea of making something new. These recipes that I have found are some of my favorites and I have been using them for years! They are guaranteed to make anyone’s taste buds go crazy! The three recipes I have found are for Apple Dutch Pie, Cookie Pie, and Blueberry Crumble Pie. I get store-bought crust instead of making my own to save time which allows me to make more pies! Here are the recipes and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

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Apple Dutch Pie



            8 cups of chopped up green apples (the smaller the better!)

            1/2 cup granulated sugar

            1/4 cup of all-purpose flour

            1/4  teaspoon ground cinnamon

             1 tablespoon lemon juice


              1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

               1 cup of all-purpose flour

               2/3 cup of brown sugar


Preheat the oven to 400F. Then in a large bowl toss the filling ingredients and pour them into the pie crust. In a medium bowl mix topping ingredients using your fingers until a crumb starts to form. Bake 45-55 minutes or until pie crust and crumb topping are a deep golden brown.

Cookie Pie



                  2 eggs

                 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour

                 1/2 cup of sugar

                 1/2 cup of brown sugar

                 3/4 cup of butter, softened

                  1 cup of chocolate chips (or as many as you would like!)          


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Iin a mixing bowl, beat the eggs on high until light and foamy. Add flour and both sugars to the bowl and mix. Add the softened butter and mix. Stir in the chocolate chips and spoon the batter into the prepared pie crust. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes and let cool for 30 minutes.

Blueberry Crumble Pie



                    2/3 cup of sugar

                    2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch

                    1 teaspoon lemon zest (about one lemon)

                    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

                    5 cups fresh blueberries

                    1/2 of a small apple (peeled and cored, then grated)


                     2/3 cup all-purpose flour

                     1/3 cup brown sugar

                     1/3 cup of butter


Preheat the oven to 375. For the filling, mix sugar, cornstarch, and lemon zest together. Place the blueberries in a large mixing bowl. Add the grated apple lemon juice and the sugar cornstarch mixture. Toss the blueberries and mix until the berries start to release their juices. After spooning the mixture into the pie crust, combine the ingredients for the topping the same way you do the Apple Dutch Pie topping. After the pie is assembled, cook for 1 hour. If the pie browns too quickly after 30 minutes, place foil over the pie.

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Enjoy your pie adventure!!

 I’m 100% saving these. Loved this. There was one error I couldn’t fix, so find that in bold! I like the structure you used for the recipies using indents. I think “steps” looks a bit weird, but I understand that it lines up with “ingredients.” Do whatever you think will look best! I trust your judgement. And don’t forget to add a teaser! -Zoey

Cora Murphy

U Iowa '22

Cora is currently a junior at the University of Iowa and is double majoring in Political Science and History. She hopes to showcase topics that she finds essential whether that be traveling or what's happening in the government. She is currently on track to graduate in 2022 and plans to either go to law school or grad school. She finds the french revolution fascinating, and she loves her cat ( her name is Gabby), she is a huge nerd when it comes to marvel, star wars, and avatar the last airbender, and she is currently becoming a plant mom who loves to cook. She has volunteered with many organizations such as Wounded Warriors and the DAR to name a few, and currently just got done with an internship with a U.S congress member. Cora has studied abroad at Oxford University and found a love for Shakespeare there. Cora is currently a member of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority, on Iowa's mock trial team, and is in the UNICEF chapter for the University of Iowa. Cora still has so much more planned and can't wait to share it with you all on this platform.
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