Apple Pie

So, finally my apple pie is here. I have been longing to make this and put it up on the blog. This is one of my favorite comfort food and gives me immense satisfaction as a baker (though I would certainly place myself in the ‘beginners’ list of bakers).

With a lot of pictures I have tried to depict it in a step-wise manner. Also, again I have replaced maida (plain flour) with whole- wheat and I find, there is barely any difference in the texture of the final outcome. Hopefully, it is helpful and encourages everyone to try this. I have baked it in the oven but want to try this in a pressure cooker for my friends who would not want to use the oven or cannot use it.

Ingredients:
Butter: 100 gms
Powdered Sugar: 30 gms
Salt: a pinch
Whole-wheat flour: 2 cups
Chilled water: 50-60 ml
Apple: 1 sliced
Cinnamon: as required for layering
Brown Sugar or White sugar: as required for layering
Honey: as required

Baking Time: 20-25 minutes-200 degrees

Method:

  1. With all ingredients on the platform, I am ready to prepare the dough for the pie.

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2. In a bowl, mix butter, salt and sugar. Try not to use a beater.

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3. Start adding the flour and gently knead with hands using the chilled water. This should give you a tough dough.

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4. Roll out the dough in half a centimeter thickness.

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5. Prepare the pie tin by greasing it with butter and sprinkling some flour over it. Place the rolled out dough on the tin as shown.

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6. Press gently on the edges to cut off the extra edges of the dough. Using a fork, pierce through the base of the pie so that it does not rise while baking.

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7. Now, begins my favorite part: Place apple slices as shown. Then sprinkle brown sugar, cinnamon and honey to form a layer as shown. Make multiple such layers. I layered it thrice.

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8. From the leftover dough, roll out another sheet and cut out strips as shown.

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9. Follow each of these steps closely to  get the basket weave of the pie.

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10. Cut of the edges and give a milk-wash to the top of the pie and set it off to bake for 25 minutes.

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11. After the baking time is up, get the pie out.

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The pie is ready to be served; hot or otherwise, you will love the fragrance of cinnamon and the taste of apples which have now baked to perfection with sugar, cinnamon and honey!

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