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Everything You Need To Enjoy July 4th With Disney

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Happy 4th of July, Everyone! I hope everyone’s festivities are off to a safe and enjoyable start. I thought we might do a quick recap for those of you in the Walt Disney World area today. There are events, fireworks, food, and beverages; all the good stuff! Here is the what, when, and where of everything you need to know:



Celebrating July 4th From Home?

If you are celebrating the occasion away from the Disney Parks, there is still an excellent way to bring some of that Disney magic home with a little help from the Disney Parks Recipe Collection! Here we have the delicious Apple Pie from Whispering Canyon Café at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge, and it is sure to be a hit with any pie lover!

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Apple Pie from Whispering Canyon Café at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge 

Makes one 9-inch pie 



PIE CRUST 

  • 4 tablespoons butter, cut into small pieces 
  • 1/4 cup shortening 
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 4 teaspoons sugar 
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarse salt 
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk 

APPLES 

  • 1 cup water 
  • 6 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced 
  • 2 teaspoons apple pie spice 

APPLE PIE BATTER 



  • 1/2 cup butter, softened 
  • 2/3 cup sugar 
  • 2 egg 
  • 1 1/2 cups flour 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream 

FOR PIE CRUST: 

  1. Combine butter, shortening, flour, sugar, and salt in a bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix at medium speed until crumbly.  
  2. Add milk and mix until incorporated.  
  3. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.  
  4. Roll to 1/4-inch thickness and place in a 9-inch pie plate.  
  5. Set aside. 

FOR APPLES: 



  1. Bring water to a simmer in a large pot.  
  2. Place apples in a steamer basket and add to pot. Steam for 10 minutes. Remove from water. 
  3. Cool to room temperature and toss with apple pie spice.  

FOR APPLE PIE BATTER: 

  1. Cream butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until fluffy. Add eggs and mix until just incorporated.  
  2. Mix flour, baking powder, and salt in a small bowl. Slowly add to mixer and beat on medium speed until combined.  
  3. Add cream and mix until smooth.  
  4. Set aside until ready to bake.  

FOR APPLE PIE: 



  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place 1/2 cup apple pie batter on top of the pie crust, and spread until smooth. Top with apples and the remaining apple pie batter.  
  2. Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes. Remove foil and bake 20 more minutes, until golden brown.  
  3. Cool to room temperature before serving. If desired, top the pie with sliced almonds and dust with confectioners’ sugar once cooled. 

NoteThis recipe has been converted from a larger quantity in the restaurant kitchens. The flavor profile may vary from the restaurant’s version. As a reminder, while preparing this recipe, please supervise children who are helping or nearby. 

Click here for a print-at-home version of this recipe


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Looking for a way to combine the educational experience of the day with a fusion of entertainment and theatre? Look no further, as Disney+ has just released the Sing-Along version of Hamilton, The Musical. If you haven’t yet seen this filmed version of the Broadway smash, now is the perfect time to take your shot!

Zoë Wood is a travel writer from Sydney, Australia. Since her first visit to Disneyland at the age of 6, she has spent her years frequently visiting Disney Parks and traveling around the world.

Join Zoë as she lets you in on all the tips, tricks, anecdotes, and embarrassments that arise from her family adventures.






















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