Kat Corbett is the mid-day host on the World Famous KROQ-FM in Los Angeles, the number one alternative music radio station in the country. Kat has been on-air at the station since 1999 and also hosts the “Locals Only” show featuring rising music acts from Southern California.
That alone would be enough for her to be awesome. Which she is. But Kat doesn’t stop there. Her voiceover work has appeared in a number of national commercials, she hosts “Music Meeting,” a live weekly show on Ustream (Wednesdays at 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern) providing advice to bands from industry professionals, and is also heard overseas every Friday on “Import:Export” on XFM in London. Phew!
And even with all of that going on, she still finds time to make homemade apple pie (mostly around the holidays), which as a girl on the go, is one of her favorites because it’s not that complicated. Kat has strong feelings about pie. As she says, “Who doesn’t like pie? I’d like to push for pie to be another food group. Have it with Thanksgiving dinner or a good cup o’ joe at breakfast. Of course enjoying a slice and a glass of wine doesn’t hurt either.”
By all means, please follow Kat on Twitter @KatCorbett.
Kat Corbett’s Apple Pie on the Sly
I call this “On The Sly” because my version of apple pie is half organic and half store bought, which, when combined, will make you look like you’ve toiled away with a rolling pin and bag of flour for hours.
- 3 pounds of organic apples – I like Macintosh, but Braeburn are a close second … you can experiment.
- ¾ cup sugar
- lemon juice
- pie plate or tin
- 1 box of Pillsbury pre-made pie crust
Now, please don’t roll your eyes over the Pillsbury crust. I’m a girl on the go, people. That’s whom this recipe is for.
1. Remove the Pillsbury crust from the freezer approximately 20 minutes before use and preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
2. Core and peel the apples. Toss the cores, but save the peels … details later.
3. Place the peeled apple slices in a large mixing bowl and cover with sugar. Mix.
4. Unroll one layer of pie crust and line a pie tin with it.
5. Pour the apple/sugar mix into the pie tin. Squeeze a few drops of organic lemon juice into the center of the apples. Finish by sprinkling fresh cinnamon over the apples.
6. Unfold the top layer of pie crust and cover the tin. Make sure to squeeze the top and bottom crust layers together to make a solid pie crust.
7. Cut a hole the size of a dime or carve an X at the center of your pie to let heat escape. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes, depending on your oven. (I recommend placing a cookie sheet or tin foil on the bottom of your oven as the pie can get very juicy and spill over while cooking.) Once the pie is finished, let cool and serve.
Now back to those apple peels I told you to save. You have a couple options:
- Toss them.
- Chop them up into small pieces and refrigerate. When cool, spread all over your face and leave on for 15 minutes. Apples are great for the skin. (And even a radio DJ needs to take care of her face.)
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