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The classic Apple Pie..
An apple pie is one of the most basic, easy to make pies, some still call it the old english pie. I have been making this pie for the longest time and It was one of the first things I learned to bake. The pie crust is super easy to make once you get the hang of it. Perfect for autumn and cozy afternoons. I have made simple variations to adjust it according to my family’s taste preferences. I think this is pretty perfect now! I’ll wait for all your feedback once you try this out.
Serves 4-5 individual pies
Make the filling first because you want it to be cool when your pie crust is ready.
- 8 medium sized apples
- 20 grams butter
- 100 grams caster sugar
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp cornflour
- 1/4 tbsp cinnamon powder
- Peel and core apples. Then cut the apples into thin slices.
- Turn the stove on medium to high and add all the ingredients to a saucepan.
- Cook the apples for 5-7 minutes making sure they don’t get too dry. Turn the stove off and let the apples come to room temperature before adding them to the pastry.
- 500 grams all purpose flour
- 200 grams butter, chilled
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 egg white
- 3-4 tsp cold water
- Grab a large bowl and sift the flour in it.
- Using your fingertips or a pastry blender, rub butter into the flour mixture until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Add the egg yolk to the mixture and add cold water,a tablespoon at a time. Mix lightly with a fork after each addition until the dough is just moist enough to hold together. Make sure that you don’t add extra water, we don’t need it.
- Lightly flour your hands and shape the dough into a ball in the same bowl.
- Cut the dough in two parts, one part bigger than the other, cover them separately and put it into the fridge for 20 minutes.
- Flour the surface and using a rolling pin roll out the larger dough into a 3mm thick round from center to edge. Add more flour if it starts to stick and push the sides in if needed.
- Grease your pie dish and then gently ease the dough into bottom and up side of pie dish to line evenly. Trim the edges.
- Prick the base of the pie with a fork and fill with the apple mixture that we prepared.
- Dust the surface with flour and roll out the smaller sized dough. You can cut it in strips like I did int he images or roll out the complete thing and just cut some slashes in the middle, be as creative as you like.
- Carefully lift this dough and place on top of the pie. If you are placing the dough in the shape of a round then using a spoon, prick very carefully on top of the pie crust.
- Whisk the egg white, and using a brush aply this all over the pie crust.
- Preheat the oven to 220ºc or 428ºf.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes or untill the pastry turns golden brown.
- Transfer the pie dish to a wire rack, let it cool slightly so you don’t burn yourself.
- Slice and serve.
- Make sure all the ingredients (pastry and the filling) of the pie are chilled.
- We dont have to knead the dough much, its ready once it comes together.
- Flour the surface generously before you roll out the dough so that it deosnt stick.
- Don’t over-bake the pie as that would make the crust very crumbly.
- If running short on time, you can also make this in a food processor or a kitchen aid.
The aroma that fills the kitchen when I bake this pie is so soothing and calming. It just smells like home and cinnamon and pie and love and everything. I think that is one of the reasons why I bake this pie so much. Do try this one out and don’t forget to share your versions on Instagram or Facebook with the hashtag #tcid.
Aa jao logon “apple pie” tayyar hai!!