Apple pie to me is the ultimate comfort food that can cheer you up and make you smile 🙂 , you will find this on almost every menu across the world. It is one of those desserts which are evergreen and if made right can take you on a heavenly sweet ride. There are different variations to “The classic Apple pie “, below is one that works for me
This Apple pie recipe is made from scratch.
It is easy , hassle free and the pie is as a pie should be , flaky crust and a warm rich Cinnamon -Apple filling inside.
Prep Time: 15 to 20 mins
Rest : 1 hour
Bake Time 20-25 mins
Things you will Need:
For the Short Crust Pastry:
- 250 gms Flour
- 75 gms Powder Sugar
- 130 gms Cold butter
- 40 ml Ice Cold Water
- Pinch of Salt.
- 2 Tsp milk for glazing the Pie
Sieve flour, add chilled butter & sugar+salt and rub the flour lightly with your finger tips till it resembles crumb like texture.
Next add the cold water and knead into a soft dough.
Once your dough is ready, cover it in cling foil and let it rest in the refrigerator for 30 mins to 1 hr.
While the dough rests , we shall make the Apple filling,
For the Apple Pie filling you will need :
- 3 Large Apples
- 75 -90 gms Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg powder
- 20 gms of sweet biscuit/cake
- 20 gms cashews
- 20 gms Raisins
- 1stp lemon juice.
Cut the apples in thin slices. Add sugar, cinnamon, Nutmeg and lemon juice, cashews & Raisins , cook on low flame for 3-5 mins until the apples are slightly cooked. Let it cool.
Preheat the oven to 200 degrees
Take the rested dough and divide it into 2 portions , one has to be slightly more than the other. Now roll the larger dough for the base into a 1/8 inch thick sheet. Place it in a 9 inch pie dish. Lets the dough cover the sides.
Now add the cooked apple filling along with crushed cake/ sweet biscuit crumbs and cover the pie by rolling another sheet of the dough.
You can also be a little more patient and cut strips of the dough sheet and place them on top of the pie.
Once you have your pie ready, take 2tsp of milk in a bowl and glaze the top with a brush. this will give the pie a golden brown effect after it is baked.
Voila ! your pie is ready to be served!
Mine was served with Thick Golden Syrup and Vanilla bean Ice Cream…..