Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Apple Pie

This recipe is time consuming so plan properly before you start. The most boring task in this recipe is cutting slices of Apple :) if you can delegate it well and good or else put some songs atleast :D

Well this recipe is divided into 3 parts - Pie Crust, Pie Mixture and Combining the two for baking.

Pie Crust-
Ingredients:
2.5 cups of All purpose flour
1 tspn salt
1 tspn sugar
1 cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
9-10 tbspn of water, if required little more

Method:
  • Mix salt, sugar, butter in the all purpose flour and mix properly
  • Add water slowly as required to make the dough
  • Knead properly and make it soft. It should not be loose.
  • Cover it with cling film and store in refrigerator for 1-2 hrs
  • Divide the dough into 2 parts and roll them with a rolling pin. Each pie crust should not be too thin or too thick.
  • Keep them aside for later use. Make these pie crust from dough right when you are making the mixture. Making them in advance and storing them will them hard.
Pie Mixture-
Ingredients:
3/4 th cup Sugar
1/2 tspn each of Cinnamon powder, Nutmeg powder and cloves powder
5 to 6 Apples - Sliced, not very thin
1-2 tbspn Milk
1-2 tbspn Sugar - this is for different purpose, so dont mix this with the upper one

Method:
In a container, Mix Apple slices, 3/4th cup sugar
To this add cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder and clove powder

Final Step-
  • Take a round Baking dish and grease it with some butter. Sprinkle some all purpose flour on it. Then place one Pie Crust on it
  • Then place the Pie mixture on top of this and cover with the other Pie Crust
  • Put layer of 1-2 tbspn Milk on top of this to retain the moisture
  • Sprinkle 1-2 tbspn of Sugar on this to get a caramelized top crust
  • Give some cuts to let the steam pass
  • Preheat the oven at 400 degree F for 5-6 mins
  • Place the baking dish at the same temperature for 40-45 mins. Keep monitoring. You can stop when the upper crust is golden brown.

After taking it out, let it cool down a bit and Enjoy your Apple pie with a cuppa coffee or anything you like :)

Enjoy !!!
Richa
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