“Health,” Beauty and a Long Life, reduction linoleum, 4 1/2” X 9”, 2012

Jaworski-Stranc, Susan

Baked Yogurt and Apple Slices Pie

Prepare a pie crust or a graham cracker crust and put to side.
2 cups Greek non-fat yogurt (plain)
Lemon zest, one tablespoon
Pure vanilla extract, 1/2 teaspoon
2 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup sugar
Pour into pie crust pan.
Core and thinly slice 5 Granny Smith apples. Arrange apple slices in a spiral design starting at the circumference
and work towards the center of pie. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of almond slices on top. Place in an
oven of 375 degrees and bake for 40 minutes.
My favorite pie crust:
Cut ½ cup of vegetable shortening into 1 ¼ cup of flour
Separate an egg. Mix together one egg yolk and 1/3 cup of milk and blend into flour mixture.
Pat crust mixture into a pie pan or roll the dough into a circle and place in the pie pan.
Simple natural ingredients were used to create this impromptu special birthday surprise while vacationing
with friends on Tangier Island, VA in the Chesapeake Bay this past spring (2012).
On our vacations, there are a dozen apples arranged in a large bowl set upon the dining table for nutritious
snacking. Yogurt and eggs are always in the refrigerator. What a perfect combination for baking.
Cooking can be a creative and inventive act; like a painter at the canvas.
Some interesting apple facts:
• Eating an apple is a more reliable method of staying awake than consuming a cup of coffee.
• The natural sugar in an apple is more potent than the caffeine in coffee.
• The Adam’s apple is so-called because of the idea that it was created when the forbidden fruit
got stuck in Adam’s throat when he swallowed it.
• There are over 7000 different types of apples grown all over the world.
• An apple tree can produce up to 400 apples a year.
• Apples float in water because they are 25% air.