Food

Dessert: Apple Pie

An apple pie is a fruit pie in which the principal filling ingredient is apple. It is sometimes served with whipped cream or ice cream on top, or alongside cheddar cheese. Wikipedia

Ingrideints:

Apple pie:
Ingredients for Short crust pastry dough:
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour,1 tsp salt,2 tsp granulated sugar
1 cup cold (chilled) butter cut into small pieces,4-6 tbsp of ice water

For the Filling:
6 to 8 (Granny Smith or Delicious), peeled & cut into 1/4 inch small pieces.
1/2 cup light brown sugar,1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2-1 tsp ground cinnamon,4 tsp cornflour, for thickening
1 tbsp lemon juice

Use milk in the end to brush on top of the pie to give a nice golden colour.
Method:

Directions for the pastry:

* To make the dough, In a food processor, pulse the dry ingredients together until combined,

* Add the chilled butter& pulse until the mixture resembles a coarse bread crumbs consistency, Now add the chilled ice water 1 Tbl sp at a time & pulse just 2 to 3 times.

*  The dough should hold together when squeezed with your fingers but should not be sticky. If you find it dry & little crumbly then add another tsp of water until just combined.

* Turn the dough out on to a clean surface, make a pliable dough.

* Divide the dough into half & shape like a disk. Wrap them separately in plastic wrap & refrigerate for at least 2 hrs or overnight. Remove & let stand for about 30 mins before you roll it out.

* On a lightly floured work surface, roll out half of the dough into 12″ round about 1/8″ thick. Fold the dough  onto your rolling pin & gently transfer to a 9″ deep pie dish.

* Unfold & gently press the dough into the bottom & sides of the dish. Trim the edges to the rim of the dish.

* Refrigerate for about 30 mins.
Now Prepare for the filling:

* Stir together the apples, both the sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt & corn flour or plain flour etc.

* Cook until the apples are just tender & not mushy. Once the liquid has thickened, remove from heat & add the lemon juice. Let cool for about 30 mins or till room temp.

* Roll out the remaining dough into a 12″ round about 1/8″ thick.Make strips by using a pizza cutter and do weave(do it on the butter paper).. make flowers by using a cookie cutter with the dough scraps.

* Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C

* Transfer the apple filling to the pie shell, scatter about 1 to 2 tbsp of butter on top of the filling.

* Gently invert the butter paper over the pie. Press the top & bottom crusts together to seal.

* Brush the entire top crust with the milk wash. Now place the flowers and decorate how you want and again give milk wash for added flowers.

*Place the dish on the preheated baking sheet. Bake for 40 min or until it is crisp & golden brown.

Once done, let cool for at least 1 hrs before serving. When you want to serve re heat apple pie for 30 sec in the microwave and Serve with vanilla ice cream.

 

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Shri Kripa

Shri Kripa

Born and brought up in Puttur, settled in Bangalore. She is a foodie and love various kinds of cuisines. Always loves to experiment in the kitchen. But still she says, she prefers south Indian food and even a simple meal like Rice-Rasam-Pappad can make her day.

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