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America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated: Easy Apple Desserts

Airs Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 2 p.m. on KPBS TV

Credit: Daniel J. Van Ackere

Above: In season nine of AMERICA'S TEST KITCHEN FROM COOK'S ILLUSTRATED, host Christopher Kimball and the test kitchen team explore delicious recipes and ingredients, new cooking technologies and the science of food to help home chefs find success in the kitchen. Pictured: Christopher Kimball and Julia Collin Davison.

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Each week, the cast of "America's Test Kitchen" brings the recipes, testings, and tastings from "Cook's Illustrated" magazine to life on our public television series. With more than 2 million viewers per episode, we are the most-watched cooking show on public television.

In this episode:

Skillet Apple Pie - Apple pie isn't really for everyday occasions -making the perfect filling, let alone a top and bottom crust, requires too many steps. Julia Collin Davison shows host Christopher Kimball, a self-proclaimed apple pie expert, a new no-frills approach that converts apple pie to an everyday dessert.

Applesauce Cake - Bridget Lancaster shows host Christopher Kimball how to make this simple snack cake with moist and tender texture and plenty of apple flavor.

Equipment Corner: Drip Coffee Makers - What's so difficult about making a decent drip coffee maker? Adam Ried and Christopher Kimball meet in the Equipment Corner to discover which automatic drip coffee makers produce a terrific brew and which model rivals a daily trip to Starbucks.

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