Sunday, September 4, 2016

Dutch Oven Baking Today-Photos

  Today was the perfect day to try out my new outdoor hearth area and also my new Lodge 12 quart dutch oven. 

  Very low wind, no humidity, and no high temperatures or heat indexes today.
   I decided to make two apple pies one for hubby and one gluten free one for me-which the gluten free pie crust is still a major challenge for me. Did not turn out pretty but I did manage to get the gluten free pie crust into the pan and over the pie-now to see how it tastes. The pie that is not so pretty in the photos is the gluten free one.

   I had apples to use so asked Larry if he wanted raisins or fresh blueberries to go with the apples and he said both -lol so that's what I did. a apple-raisin-blueberry pie for sweetening I used coconut sugar, for thickening I use instant tapioca, for spice I used Penzey's apple pie spice.

   I use trivets inside the dutch ovens and then set the pies on top and then the lid. I place coals on top of the lid and also around the bottom of the dutch oven but not underneath. The cast iron I used for my pie did not have legs so found a trivet to place it on and then again coals on top and coals around the bottom but not underneath.

  I used pottery glazed pie pans, and I did place some parchment paper inside under the trivet in case the blueberries ran over-and it did on my pie so glad I did that-no clean up.

  I am soooo thrilled that my hearth area worked out well for this. I do need to buy more of the red bricks that I use as a wind shield so I can stack those two high-at the time I could not visualize how many to get.

Here are some photos: (click to enlarge)










14 comments:

  1. How marvelous, and isn't it nice to have a cooler day. The pie looks yummy!

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  2. I had always wondered why those are called Dutch "ovens" - now it makes sense to me.

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  3. Whoa! The pie looks great!! You are such a Pilgram, lol. Glad the oven is working out for you.
    xx, Carol

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  4. Oh, switch that from Pilgram to Pioneer. I must have Thanksgiving on my mind. DUH.

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  5. Wow, a lot to do for these pies! I like your pretty pie plates, and I bet they both tasted great!

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  6. So how long does it take to bake them this way? They both look good and I know that finding a gluten free crust that tastes good and isn't tough is hard to do.

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  7. YES! The pies look wonderful!! Bet they were delish!

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  8. The pie looks so good! I need to try this ♥

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    1. Good morning, this was so much fun to do-will definately being doing more pies this way and other things

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  9. Boy you really got something going there. Will you cover it in the winter when it snows. Bet those pies were good

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    1. Hi Susan I was thrilled that my "theory" worked with the baking-yes the pies were awesome! I am not sure if I need to cover this or not-don't think the tiles should break in the cold but will think about that

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  10. How cool is that??? Wow! They look splendid...I can almost smell them! YUM! I may have to try this. Thanks for sharing! Aloha!

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    1. Hi so glad you stopped by-this is soooo much fun to cook in with cooler weather coming I plan to be out there allot

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  11. Kathy- this is all just so amazing!! I absolutely love this idea of yours for cooking outside... And you made a beautiful pie- looks wonderful. One of these days ...Ill be retired and I can do all the neat things that you do!!
    Vicki

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