Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Apple Pie / Baking Partner's Challenge #6

       For this month's Baking partner's challenge.Swathi has given 2 sweet pies and 2 savoury quiches.Since Rohith asked me to prepare apple pie, I chose it. It's kids delight and a special dessert for apple lovers. Its also very healthy .This can also be prepared as a big whole pie or single serving pies.The recipe is adapted from here
 

Ingredients:
1.All purpose flour    -  1 3/4 cups (260g)
2.Self rising flour      - 1/2 cup    (75 g)
3.Butter                      - 13 tbsp    (185 g)
4.Sugar                       -  1/3 cup ( 75 g)
5.egg                           -  1 or milk - 1 tbsp
6.Powdered sugar        -  for sprinkling



For the Filling:
1.  Granny Smith apples   -   8 large
2. Unsalted butter               -  6 tbsp (45g)
3.  caster sugar                    - 1/2 cup (110g)
4.  ground cinnamon            - 1 tsp
5.  ground cloves                  - 1/4 tsp

Method:
Step 1:


Sift flours and a pinch of salt into a large mixing bowl. Add butter and rub lightly into flour with your fingertips. Lift mixture high above the bowl as you rub, to incorporate air into the pastry and make it lighter. Continue until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs, then stir through sugar. Lightly beat 1 egg with 1 tablespoon chilled water, then drizzle over flour mixture. Start to bring the dough together by cutting the liquid into the dough with a blunt knife, then form into a smooth ball with your hands,
adding a little more water if necessary. Divide dough into two pieces, one slightly larger than the other. Wrap in plastic wrap,and chill for 30 minutes.

Step 2:

To make the filling, peel and core the apples, and cut each into 8 pieces. Toss immediately with lemon juice in a large bowl, to prevent apples from discolouring. Place the butter and sugar in a large frypan over medium-low heat. When butter has melted,add apples and spices, then stir to coat. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes or until apples have softened. Set aside to cool.

Step 3:

Roll out the larger pastry ball on a floured workbenchor between two butter papers, to a 30cm circle (about 2mm thick). Roll pastry around rolling pin, then unroll over a 22cm metal pie dish. Gently press into corners and allow excess to overhang. Place filling in base with a slotted spoon. Roll the small pastry piece to a 25cm circle. Beat remaining egg with milk, brushing some on rim of the base. Top with small pastry.

Step 4:

Lift the pie dish and cut excess pastry from edges with a sharp knife. Crimp edges of pastry together with your fingers. Chill for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 180°C, place pie dish on a baking tray. Brush top of pie with more beaten egg, sprinkle with demerara or caster sugar. Cut four small air vents in the centre of the pie and bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown.




Notes:
* We can also slice the apples into small pieces and cook.This helps the apple to give out its juices well.
* Let the pie cool well.If not it can break,while cutting.
Linking this apple pie to Baking Partner's Challenge

 
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24 comments:

Asiya Omar said...

Wow! Mouth watering here..

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delightful and mouthwatering Apple Pie.
Deepa

Julie said...

yummy bake,loved the filling!
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Arthy Suman said...

I'm s tempted to have a slice of this delicious pie...

Shanavi said...

Looks delicious de.mslurp

Vimitha Anand said...

Looks so inviting. would love a bite

Suja Manoj said...

Perfectly made pie,the last pic makes me drool

divya said...

Am drooling over here..looks inviting!!

Amrita Vishal said...

Your Apple pie looks so inviting and yummy

Swathi iyer said...

Savitha, you did very well love the apple pie, dusting with powders sugar is wonderful idea.

Saraswathi Tharagaram said...

Delicious dessert Savi..

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Wonderfully baked apple pie...Looks yum..

Priya said...

Even i used confectioner's sugar for the topping, beautiful and very irresistible apple pie Savi.

Sangeetha Priya said...

so flaky n yummy it looks!!!

Latha Madhusudhan said...

Absolutely feel like grabbing them.

Tina (PinayInTexas) said...

Nicely done! Would love a slice...or even two!

Jayasri Ravi said...

The topping is looks so nice.., yummy and delicious looking pie

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Very tempting and appetizing! Love the dusted sugar on top!

PrathibhaSreejith said...

Lovely pie Savitha, Yummuy bake. Nice to meet you through baking partners, following you from now.

Maha Gadde said...

wow...yummyyyy n mouthwatering pie!!

Archana Potdar said...

Wow this is yum. I loved making this pie.

Biny's Recipes said...

pie looking superb...cinnamon is sure gonna be perfect flavour

Chitra said...

Lovely. looks nice :)

Love to Experiment said...

Loved the filling. Yummy pie.

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