In America we say, "As American as apple pie."
Guess what they say in Russia? "As Russian as apple pie." And I didn't get that off Google; a real, live Russian told me.
I prefer apple crisp, much easier to make and more delicious. But I. & R. begged for this today, and so we made it.
a bit of stevia extract,
and 2 t corn starch,
bubbling till thick.
1.5c walnuts whirled in the blender
2c whole wheat flour
1/2c oil or butter
1/4c cold water
Mix with fork or pulse in blender. You may sub an extra cup of flour for the nuts. Add extra water if it won't hold together.
Make sure this dough is nice and cold. Pop it in the frezzer for a few minutes if necessary. Roll out 2 circles between wax paper.
Plop one on your pie dish
Cut with a knife around the upper egde of your plate, letting the excess crust fall inward, creating a thick edge.
I just press my thumb into this thick edge all the way around for my crust decoration.
Bake at 350 until crust is golden. I didn't time mine, sorry.
"Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first."