Sunday, October 21, 2012

Nana's 3 pound Deep Dish Apple Pie #SundaySupper #BakeForACure with Chantal

Nana's Deep Dish Apple Pie
This week's #SundaySupper has an amazing cause that surely hits home for most in the world - Baking for a Cure for Cancer with Chantal (#BakeForACure). Cancer has most likely affected our lives in one way or another so we are each dedicating our post to bring awareness for the cure. I must warn you - this post may make you tear up. I was introduced to Amy and Ken Powell through facebook. I have never met this family in person yet the more I learn about them, the more I want to do everything in my power to assist them. They are amazing fighters who reside in Palm Coast, a city which I spent 9 years working in. They have twin boys, Kase and Knox who were born in 2009.
The Knox Family
Kase weighed 2.5lb when he entered this world and at a young age of 18 months old, he was diagnosed with a very rare brain tumor and cancer called Pilomyxoid Astrocytoma. Kase had a surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible. The initial surgery was a success as the neurosurgeon estimated that 90% of the mass had been removed.
Kase with his big Twin Brother Knox
There was less than a 1% chance that Kase's spine would be affected. The MRI results revealed that the majority of the brain tumor had been removed. However, his whole spine was coated with the tumor.  
www.littlekaseman.net
Kase is currently undergoing chemo weekly in Orlando and the latest MRI shows that his tumor has stabilized. You can learn more about Kase's battle by visiting his website www.littlekaseman.net.

Baking For Kase: My Nanna's 3 Pound Deep Dish Apple Pie #BakeForACure
My Nanny was a fabulous woman. I remember going to her house every summer, wasting her Chloe perfume, prancing around in her shoes, pretending her handbags were mine and helping her cook all day long. And you wonder who created the monster....When I heard about this weeks Sunday Supper, #BakeForA Cure with Chantal, I instantly knew I was going to make my Nanny's Apple Pie.

This is a simple dish - especially coming from a person who does not bake. You start off with 6 apples. Peel, core and slice. I used Honeycrisp this time around.
If you have a food processor, it will be your best friend. Slicing 6 apples is a lot of work. I love you Cuisinart for simplifying my life.
Make sure your pie crust is at room tempature. Check out my Chantal dish with it's interior ridges which hold the dough in place and provide an even, uniform mold for the outer crust. This is great assistant for people like me who are not baking experts.
Sprinkle a little sugar into the bottom of the pie dish
Fill with 6 sliced apples, top the apples with 1/2 cup of sugar and a sprinkle of cinnamon and nutmeg. Then evenly distribute 2 tablespoons of thinly sliced butter over the apple mixture. DO NOT mix it.
Cover with the second pie shell and puncture the top, at least 4 in the middle and 6 on each side. You can also use excess pie crust to decorate, take an egg wash to the bottom of the decoration to adhere to the top of your pie crust. 45 minutes, you will have the best pie you have ever tasted, hands down.

My fabulous Nanny and Pop-Pop. How amazing are they!
Nanny and Pop-Pop Bahamas 1970ish

Nana's 3 pound deep dish apple pie
Ingredients:
6 Apples sliced thin (I put them in my food processor)
1/2 cup sugar
Cinnamon to taste
Nutmeg to taste
1-2 tbs butter, very thinly sliced
2 crust pie shells (defrosted if using store bought)

Directions:
Take your first pie shell and layer on the bottom of your pie dish. Sprinkle very little sugar on bottom of pie crust. Place aples on pie shell and sprinkle the above spices on top. Place better over and cover with the second pie crust. Slit the top pie crust and decorate as you would like.

Cook at 425 for 15 minutes (tip - I cover the edges of my crust with aluminum foil so it does not burn the crust). After the 15 minutes are up, lower the oven to 350 and remain cooking for 30 minutes.


Check out these gorgeous Sunday Supper Recipes:
As you may have noticed, when the #SundaySupper Team does something, we come together and do it with a bang.   Check out these additional recipes, perfect to take to someone who you want to make feel special this month.
Do you want to get your own Easy as Pie Dish?  Chantal is offering  will be 20% OFF of ALL Chantal Pie dishes on www.chantal.com. BAKE4CURE must be entered at checkout to receive the pie dish discount. The coupon discount code is active October 16, 2012 through October 30, 2012.
The Sunday Supper Team and Chantal Cookware, would be honored to have you join us for this special #BakeForACure event Around the Family Table this week. Join us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper.  We’ll be meeting up at 7:00 pm(Eastern) for our weekly #SundaySupper  live chat where we’ll talk about our favorite Comfort Food Recipes.
All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag or you can follow us through TweetChat.
We’d also love to feature your easy go to recipes on our #SundaySupper Pinterest board and share them with all of our followers, too.
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49 comments:

  1. Cancer in general stinks, but when it affects a child, its so sad. We live near Palm Coast (well, Jacksonville, and I am going to have to keep this family in my prayers. You pie looks amazing!

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    1. Thanks Pam :) My Dad grew up in Jax and I spent many summers there. I am originally from Daytona, just recently moved to Tampa. This story breaks my heart. Thanks for keeping the family in your prayers!

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  2. Apple Pie and ice cream together is one of my favorite desserts! Your grandparents look so cute! :)

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  3. I´m glad you let me into this little guy´s story, the more awareness and positive thoughts the better.
    That pie looks awesome and your grandparents pic is a treasure!

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    1. I agree 110% which is why I wanted to share Kase's fight. I love that pic of my Grandparents! Thanks :)

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  4. Apple pie is such a classic treat - YUM!

    I love the ridges on the side of the pie plate...what a smart design by Chantal!

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  5. Thank you for sharing about this wonderful family. And what an amazing honor you've given them in your post.

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  6. I always dot my apple pies with butter! Prayers for Kase!

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    1. Funny story, when I made this pie, I forgot the butter! I don't think it changed it up too much as there isn't much filler in the pie, other than 3Lbs of apples. Thanks for keeping Kase in your prayers!

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  7. I will bake for Kase, too...what a heart wrenching story!

    PS...your apple pie looks fantastic! Happy #SundaySupper!

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  8. So terrible when children have cancer. Kase came in to the world having to fight a battle from the start. I really do hope a cure can be found soon.

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  9. Thank you for sharing Kase's story. It's so sad when kids have to battle cancer.

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    1. Thank you for reading his story. The more awareness the better!

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  10. What a great post! Great recipe and story.

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  11. This looks amazing! I love apple pies :). The smell always reminds me that Fall is here even in sunny Florida.

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    1. Exactly! I get jealous of those up north when it is 85 on Thanksgiving in FL. Apple pies remind me of fall too.

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  12. Thanks for sharing a story that hits close to home for you....it's so scary to know that this terrible disease can effect anyone, even little children. You had me at 3 lb btw!! Happy #SundaySupper!

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    1. Thank you for reading about Kase Tammi! Hope you had a happy #SundaySupper!

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  13. Gorgeous pie, beautiful post. What an amazing family! I wish them and lil Kase all the best. I love the pic of your grandparents - how vivacious and full of life they looked in that photo.

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    1. Thank you Nancy! I love that photo of them :)

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  14. Cancer is so sad, especially when it affects children.
    Your apple pie looks great. It's always been one of my favorites.

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  15. I will be praying for little Kase. I also love the apple pie.

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  16. This is such a beautiful post, and your apple pie looks amazing.

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  17. Oh boy, stories like this get me hard. Thank you for sharing this today. And for this beautiful pie.

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    1. Yeah, I feel you there. I was very emotional when I learned about this family. Thanks so much for the comment!

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  18. Wishing the best for Kase! And a 3 pound pie? That's a lot of pie!

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    1. It is a lot of pie!!! Thanks so much Carla!

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  19. Lovely pie. What an incredible family. Praying for all of them.

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  20. Your pie looks wonderful - Ive got my fingers crossed for the little one

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    1. Appreciate it Sarah! It turned out much better than I expected being my first apple pie.

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  21. What a touching post...my prayers with Kase. Your apple pie indeed simple and yummy! I love your grandparents photo too!

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  22. Thank you for sharing the Powell families story. It amazes me how young children stay so strong during a crisis like this. I don't know that I could be half as strong as they are. I'm loving your nana's deep dish apple pie recipe. Just looking at it give me warm fuzzy feeling inside.

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  23. Thanks for sharing this story. Cancer is not fair any time, but when it affects kids it seems so much worse!
    The pie looks amazing, love all the apples!

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  24. What a heart-wrenching post. Beautiful pie, beautiful little boy, and beautiful grandparents.

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  25. It's so sad to hear about a baby having cancer. Years ago my cousin Cody was born with a tumor in his abdomen. It wasn't discovered until he was 10 mos old, and by then, it had grown to the size of a grapefruit. Unfortunately, it was too late for him ... I so hope this little boy is able to pull through. BTW the pie sounds awesome--can't wait to try it!

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  26. How awful for that family :( I have a friend who's daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia at 4 weeks old. Thankfully, a lot of chemo and a heart transplant later, she's an active 6 year old. I hope his little body doesn't give up on him.

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  27. it pains me when anyone is struck with cancer, let a lone a child. I will keep the family in my thoughts.

    PS...Love the spirit of your grandparents as well! The pic is awesome!

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