home-made apple pie

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Well hello again happy people 🙂

Today’s recipe is just a classic sweet… doesn’t really need a rocket scientist to make apple pie, i know. Easy but never a let down. So here’s the recipe. Oh and by the way, by far this pie pastry recipe is the best one I have ever tried. I got it from my Le Cordon Bleu Chocolate Bible.

These are what you need

For Pastry:

150gr unsalted butter

250gr flour, sifted

1 pinch of salt

100gr icing sugar

1/4 tsp natural vanilla extract

1 egg

 

This is how:

1. Rub the unsalted butter into the shifted flour, salt, icing sugar, and vanilla extract with fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Blend in the egg and roughly mix to combine.

2. Press the crumbs into a ball then, on a lightly work surface, use the heel of the hand to push bits of dough away from you, smearing them across the work surface to blend the butter and flour. Work quickly, repeat if necessary. Form into a ball, flatten slightly and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

3. Preheat oven to 180C (350F). Butter a 24cm tart tin. Dust the work surface with flour . Roll iut the dough to a thickness of 3mm, to form a circle  about 30cm in diameter. Line the tin with he dough. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.

4. Cut out a 35cm round baking of parchment and place it in the dough lined tin. Fill with baking beans. Bake for about 10 minutes or until lightly colored then remove the parchment and the beans. Lower the oven temperature to 160C (320F), bake the pastry for another 10-15 minutes or until golden . Remove from the oven and set aside on a rack.

 

For Apple Filling:

This time i used the Apple filling recipe from this website http://allrecipes.com/recipe/apple-pie-by-grandma-ople/

But I reduced the amount of apple into 5 apples only, I also put one tea spoon of ground cinnamon. I bake the pie crust for 10 minutes first or until lightly colored. After the parchment and the beans removed, I then put all the apple filling inside and let it in the oven for another 25-30minutes, or until the apple soft.

These are what you need

1/2 cup unsalted butter

3 tbsp all purpose flour

1/4 cup water

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

4-6 Granny Smith apple

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

 

This is how:

1. In a pan, melt the butter. Put flour into melted butter to form a paste, stir well. Add water, white sugar and brown sugar and bring to boil. Add ground cinnamon and stir well. Reduce temperature and let simmer.

2. Put apple filling into half ready pie crust. Let it in the oven for another 25-30minutes, or until the apple soft.

Have a try! It’s easy and quick and taste really good 🙂

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