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Serves 6 servings | Prep Time 20 min. | Cook Time 50 min.

Why I Love This Recipe

Have you ever had a present that you got on Christmas and your eyes just lit up? When I opened my present in 2011, I noticed that it was that best present I ever got. It was a cotton candy maker. This was the best present ever because cotton candy is my favorite food. That night I made cotton candy. This fluffy candy was delicious.

My family and I were driving to my grandmas house on Christmas Eve. When we got there my grandma greeted us and welcomed us in. We all sat down at the dinner table. The food was set down on the table. We all took some of the mouth watering food.

“This is delicious” everyone said.

After everybody was done eating we went to go open our presents. The Christmas Tree lit up with tons of presents under it.

“I can't wait to see what I got” I said.

“Who will open their present first?” my mom questioned.

“Can I?” my sister asked.

“Yes” my mom said.

As my sister opened her first present she screamed with joy. As I start to open my present I finally realize that it was the present that I had always wanted.

“Thanks!” I shouted when I fully unwrapped the cotton candy maker. After that everyone kept unwrapping the things they wanted. As the last present got handed out all of us were hungry. So we all got up with smiles on our faces and went into the kitchen and got out the deserts. As we had every dessert we had spread out on the table we all started to eat.

“Yumm, apple pie my favorite!” my sister said as she took a bite of it. Everyone dug into the apple pie and other desserts. After all the desserts were gone everybody started packing up to leave.

“Bye” everyone said as they were walking out the door.

“I will never forget this moment” I said to myself as we drove off.

Everyday ever since I got the cotton candy maker I made cotton candy at least five times a week. everybody was happy that Christmas day of 2011. Everybody got what they wanted that day and was thankful of what they got. You should be thankful if somebody gives you a present even if you don't like it you should still be thankful.

Submitted by: "Caleb P."

Ingredients You'll Need

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup shortening
Ice water
Filling, recipe follows
Serving suggestion: warm with vanilla ice-cream

1/2 cup to 1 cup all-purpose flour
6 to 7 cups apples cut into thin slices
1 cup white sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons butter


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

2. In a medium-mixing bowl cut the shortening and salt into the flour by hand or with a pastry blender hands until it's the texture of cornmeal.

3. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of ice water over the mixture and mix just until the dough is moistened.

4. Repeat by adding 6 to 8 tablespoons water (one at a time) until all the dough is just moist (Take care not to over mix)

5. Divide the dough in half and roll into a ball.

6. Roll 1 ball into a circle to fit a 9 to 10-inch pie plate.

7. To transfer the pastry to the pie plate, wrap it around a rolling pin and ease it into the pie plate.

8. Be careful not to stretch the pastry.

9. Trim it even with the edges of the pie plate.

10. Add the apple filling into the pastry lined pie plate.

11. Make sure they are laying flat. Cut butter into small pieces and put on top of the filling.

12. Roll the remaining pastry into a 12-inch circle.

13. Place on top of the filling.

14. Trim off 1-inch beyond the edge of the pie plate. Crimp the edges as desired.

15. Cut slits to allow steam to escape when baking.

16. Sprinkle a little sugar and cinnamon over the pie.

17. Cover the edges with foil to prevent over browning.

18. Bake for 25 minutes.

19. Remove the foil and bake for another 20 to 25 minutes, or until it is golden brown.

20. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream.


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