Monday, December 20, 2010



Serves:6 slices

Ingredients Required

For Filling:
Granny smith apples/green apples 3
Granulated sugar 1/2 cup
Brown sugar 1 cup(or substitute with white sugar)
Cinnamon powder 1/2 teaspoon
Butter 1 table spoon
All purpose flour 1 tablespoon

For Crust:
All purpose flour 2 cups
Butter 1 stick(straight from the fridge)
Salt 1/2 teaspoon or to taste
water 4 to 5 spoons

Egg yolk and milk for brushing on top of the pie.

For Crust:

  • In a large bowl take together salt and flour.Mix well.
  • Cut the butter into bits.Now add butter to the flour.
  • Add few spoons of water and mix it just to hold together.
  • Don't knead the dough.It must be crumbly .
  • If the dough doesn't hold together then add some water and mix it.
  • Divide this into two parts and place it in the refridgerator for 15 to 20 min.
  • Now dust the working surface and rolling pin with some flour .
  • Take the dough and roll it out to a 12 inch round flat disk and about 5 mm thickness.
  • Every once in a while lift the dough so that it doesn't stick to the surface.
  • After rolling the dough to the right size fold it in half and gently lift it and place in the 9 inch pie dish.
  • Slowly pressdown so that it lines  the sides and bottom of the dish.
  • Using a knife or a pair of scissors trim  the edges of the dough.Place this in the fridge.
  • Now roll out the second ball to a 12 inch circle .You can use this directly as a pie top or you could  make a latticetop.(Roll out the second part after preparing the flling sothat the sugars doesn't melt)
For filling:
  • Peel,core and thinly slice the apples.
  • Mix a tblespoon of all purpose flour,cinnamon , sugars and apples together and place it in the refridgerator.
Combining crust and Filling and baking.
  • Take the pie dish from the fridge and fill with the apple mixture and butter bits.
  • Cover with  rolled out dough .Trim the edges and seal the bottom and top edges.
  • Make a small vent in the middle.
  • For lattice top you don't need to make a vent .But it is necessary to seal the edges.
  • Beat the egg yolk and milk together.Brush this on the top of the dough to get a glazing golden top.
  • Place this in a preheated oven .
  • Bake for 30 to 40 minutes for lattice top and 50 to 60 minutes for a covered top.
  • Place a cookie sheet lined with atleast two layers of aluminium foil to collect the drippings while baking.

Basic care tobe taken while preparing:
  • Use cold butter.Room temp butter makes the dough soggy.
  • To get a flaky crust don't knead the dough.It must be crumbly not soft.
  • Mix all purpose flour to sugar and apple slices so that the filling is gooey and not watery.
  • Place a cookie sheet lined with foil inorder to collect all the juices while baking.If it falls in the oven the juices burn and emits smoke.
  • Remove the pie from the oven when u see a golden color on top.
  • To make the Lattice top first practice with papers or take any help.