Apple Pie Recipe

Sunday, July 12, 2009 Liyana Hanim 1 Comments

A friend of mine,Najwa(wawa) asked for the recipe of the apple pie that I baked a few weeks ago.The recipe was actually a combination of 2 recipes from 2 different cookbooks.The pie dough recipe is taken from the SuperCookery Chocolate & Baking cookbook & it’s called One Rolled Fruit Pie.I borrowed this cookbook from a lecturer of mine & I’ve tried quite a lot of the recipes with success.

Of course although a lot of the recipes involves chocolate,there is other non-chocolate recipes as well.I just love this cookbook & there’s 5 sections altogether which are Cakes & Gateaux,Small Cakes & Biscuits,Pudding & Desserts,Breads & Savouries,Sweets & Drinks.

The apple pie filling was taken from a cookbook that my mum had for ages,which incidentally,Izza’s mum have as well(saw it in their library when I came to their house).The cookbook is The Good Food Cookbook by Margo Oliver.The recipe is called The Wagon Wheel Apple Pie.I just used this recipe for the filling & not the crust because the SuperCookery pie dough recipe was much simpler & easier.

The pie dough recipe

175g/6oz/1 ½ cups plain(all-purpose flour)
100g/3 ½ oz/1/3 cup butter,cut into small pieces(chill it first& then cut)
1 tbsp water
1 egg, separated

How to:
1. Place the flour & butter in a mixing bowl & rub in the butter with your fingers.
2. Add the water & work the mixture together until a soft pastry (pie dough) has formed.
3. Wrap with cling wrap & leave to chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
4. After chilling, roll out the pastry & transfer to a pan & cut to fit it(if it’s too big).

The apple pie filling

5 cups of peeled, slice apples (granny smith apple is the best, the green one)
1 cup sugar (I actually liked to use brown sugar instead of plain sugar, but you can choose not to)
3 tablespoon flour
2 tablespoon butter
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon cinnamon (if you don’t have powder, just use a stick of cinnamon instead)
1/8 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
2/3 cup water

How to:
1. Combine sugar, flour, salt, cinnamon & nutmeg in saucepan.
2. Stir in water & cook over moderate heat until boiling, thickened & smooth, stirring constantly.
3. Remove from heat & stir in butter & apples.
4.Pour into pastry lined pan & bake in a preheated 200 Celsius/400 Fahrenheit/ Gas Mark 6 oven for 35 minutes,or until golden brown.


WaWa (^-^)v said...

Yayyyy~ Thanks! Will try it out once I get home for the *school* holidays! Boleh bukak pose makan apple pie! *squishies* ^^