To those who are celebrating Rosh HaShanah, the Jewish New Year–Happy New Year! Shanah Tova!
It is traditional to eat an apple dipped in honey, as well as other sweet foods, to ensure a sweet new year. No reason you can’t make this amazingly easy (and not too cloyingly sweet!) if you have only a peripheral relationship with tradition or non at all 🙂
I adapted the recipe for the filling from one I saw a Greenmarket a few years ago, and have been making it ever since! Don’t you dare call it Honey Boo Boo 😉 The crust is adapted from my mom, Gloria Kobrin’s, Kosher Cookbook app for iPhone.
2 c flour
1/2 tsp salt
I wish I could've posted a picture of the pie that I made this weekend…but none was left after the holiday to photograph! It tastes something like a nut-free pecan pie–ooey gooey, and just sweet enough to be satisfying. The recipe is based on one that I got at the Mount Sinai Greenmarket on 97th and Madison.
1 stick super cold butter, cut into small pieces
1 2/3 c flour
2 Tbsp sugar
1 egg yolk beaten with 3 Tbsp cold water
Pulse flour, sugar and butter in a food processor until it forms coarse crumbs. With the processor running, add egg and water and keep processing until a ball of dough forms. Wrap in waxed paper and chill for at least an hour before rolling