Friday, February 3, 2012

Sour Cream Apple Pie

An apple orchard with Mount Hood
in the background.
This is an old time Oregon recipe.

1 pie shell, unbaked

3 cups apple slices
1/2 - 3/4 cup sugar
1 dash of salt
2 Tbls flour

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Combine and place into the pie shell.
Bake at 450 for 15 minutes.
Then reduce the heat to 350 degrees and bake until the apples are partially cooked.

Then combine:

1 egg
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp vanilla

Pour over the partially cooked apple pie.
Reduce heat to 325 and bake until set.

French Pastry Cookies

Two Sisters, or on the Terrace, 1881  
by Pierre-Auguste Renoir
I don't know where this recipe came from, but it was in my recipe box and was hand written by someone other than me.  It looks very tasty.


2 cups flour
1 cup sour cream
1 cup butter, softened

Mix up the dough, divide into two balls, wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.


3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon

Roll out each dough into a circle and sprinkle with filling.
Cut into wedges and roll up like crescent rolls.
Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Rice Beef Stroganov

Portrait of Count Pavel Stroganov
Another old recipe. The card was written by Riley, and he put five stars at the top, so it must be good.

9 ounces of lean round steak, sliced thin and tossed in some flour.

Brown the meat, and then add:

2 cups water
1 package of onion soup mix
1/2 cup light cream
1/4 cup sherry
4 mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup rice

 Cover and cook until the rice is done, about 20 minutes.

Eggplant Italiano

I haven't made this in years.  Found the recipe in an old recipe box.  It was one of my favorites in the past.  I got the recipe from Elli Patella, who was married to Denny.  Elli is Jewish and Denny is Italian, so I imagine she got the recipe from someone like her mother-in-law.

Marinera Sauce:

1 medium onion, chopped
1 pint of stewed tomatoes, mashed
salt, pepper, oregano, and sweet basil
1 or 2 cloves of garlic, crushed

1 eggplant, sliced
1 pound of mozzarella, sliced
Parmesan cheese

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
Brush the eggplant slices with olive oil as lightly as possible.
Arrange the slices in a single layer in a large baking dish.
Bake in the oven while making the Marinera  sauce.
When sauce is ready, pour it over the eggplant, they layer the cheese on top, and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
Bake for 15-20 minutes.

note: if making for children, you can peel the eggplant.  Well you can peel it even if not making for children, if you like.