Monday, September 7, 2009

MissFattyFoodie's Special - Home Made Classic Apple Pie


MissFattyFoodie made a healthy yet delicious home made dessert taken from the John Butler cookbook. Eat it as it is, hot from the oven, or serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Ingredients are pretty simple as well, preparation probably requires quite abit of time. However, the result is worth all the effort!

Couldn't decide which color apples to use so decided to buy a mixture of both. Look at the gorgeous colour! An apple a day keeps your morning blues away....
After placing the rolled out dough on the pan, dust it with flour so that it won't turn sticky or moist. My patient 4-legged furry friends, who thought I was preparing food for them.
sorry guys, you are not getting any
The most tedious part would be peeling, coring and slicing the apples. Time consuming and tiring.
The preparation took such a long time that my not-so-loyal-now audience gave up waiting for any bits of pie and went to sleep instead...
she's a natural gymnast!
The apple mixture sitting on top of the dough in the pan, evenly coated and ready to be put in the oven once the dough layer is placed above it.
Before putting it into the oven, the pie, brushed with egg yolk and design with patterns.
Fresh and hot from the oven!
Koala oven mitts, given to me by MissFattyFoodie(Perth).
The inside of the pie, chocked full of apple slices.
Caution! : hot apple filling spilling out

A slice of apple pie, laden with apple slices covered with thin flaky pastry.

It's time to stock up on apples and try this recipe!

Flaky Pie Pastry recipe - for light and delicious pie crusts
1/2 cup cold water
2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup shortening
a pinch of salt

In a small bowl, dissolve salt in water.
Place flour and shortening in a medium bowl.
Work shortening into flour until shortening is broken into pea-size pieces.
Add water to mixture.
Mix together until dough forms a ball.
Classic Apple Pie
1 portion of Flaky Pie Pastry
7 tart apples
2 tbsp all purpose flour
1 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
a pinch of cloves
a pinch of salt
2 tbsp butter
1 egg, beaten
Preheat oven to 375F
Divide dough into two portions, one slightly larger than the other
Form each portion of dough into a ball
Wrap smaller ball of dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate
On a lightly floured surface, roll out larger ball of dough into an 11-inch circle, 1/8 inch thick.
Line a 9-inch pie plate with dough.
Trim away excess dough from edges.
Peel and core apples. Slice thinly.
In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves and salt.
Add apples to flour mixture. Toss lightly to coat.
Fill pie shell with apple mixture.
Dot apple filling with butter.
Brush edge of crust with egg
Roll remaining dough into an 11-inch circle, 1/8 thick.
Cut slits in dough, and place on top of pie.
Crimp edges of pie.
Brush top of pie with egg.
Bake for 45-50 minutes, until crust is golden brown.
Tip: Do not let apple mixture sit out for too long as mixture will become syrupy.

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