Joe and Petal's Recipes

This month we feature two scrumptious recipes: Apple Strawberry Pie and Easy Zucchini Bread.


Apple Strawberry Pie


  • Prepared pastry for a deep dish double crust pie from scratch is best however store bought crust will work.
  • 4-5 apples (Honey crisp and or Fuji are the sweetest)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 lemon, juiced fresh is best
  • 1 quart strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup flour

Apple strawberry pie


  • Roll out half of pastry and put in bottom of deep dish pie pan.
  • Combine the apples, sugar, lemon juice and lemon and mix together well.
  • Mix in the strawberries, and then carefully stir in the flour.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Spoon the filling into the pie shell.
  • Roll out remaining pastry and place on top of pie and flute edges. The strawberries make this a pretty pie for a lattice top.
  • Bake pie for 30 minutes.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees then bake pie 30 minutes more, or until apples are tender and juices are bubbling.
  • Then allow to cool on rack. This is great summer pie when pie is chilled in frig over night then serves with ice-cream.
  • Enjoy

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Easy Zucchini Bread


  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour*
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • *I used whole wheat flour and a mix of canola and vegetable oil. I didn't have enough of either…

Zucchini bread


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F ( 165 degrees C). Grease and flour two 8×4 inch loaf pans.
  2. In a large bowl, beat eggs until light and frothy.
  3. Mix in oil and sugar. Stir in zucchini and vanilla.
  4. Combine flour, cinnamon, soda, baking powder, salt and nuts; stir into the egg mixture. Divide batter into prepared pans.
  5. Bake for 60 to 70 minutes, or until done.
  6. Place on rack to cool,
  7. Note some people do love a nice slice while still warm enough to melt the butter.
  8. Enjoy.
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