Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Comforting Apple Pie

I had a bunch of apples and decided to make an apple pie. I am a big fan of NOT following the exact ingredients and quantities on a recipe because cooking is an individual art. However, here is a list of ingredients that I used for mine. You can follow the instructions or add more quantities if you want. It should take you less than an hour to make. Cooking = loving :)

1 cup of brown sugar
1 lemon or lime
1 glass of orange juice
1/2 glass of flour
4 or 5 apples
1 teaspoon of pumpkin spice
1 teaspoon of ginger
1 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
3 tablespoons of butter
a bit of salt

For crust:
You can either buy your own pastry or store ready-crust or make it yourself. For the bottom I used a store ready-crust. For the top,  I made the pastry by mixing butter (1 bar), flour (2-3 cups), brown sugar (1/2 cup) , milk (1/4 cup) and the spices above-mentioned (a bit of each) until it had the right texture, like a dough.

I peeled the apples and sliced them thinly. I tossed them on a pan (low heat) along with all spices, flour, butter, lemon and orange.

When all ingredients were mixed and apples were soft and cooked (10-15 minutes), I placed the apple filling in the unbaked crust.

Before baking it, I made the top crust as mentioned above. I dusted the surface of the kitchen with flour. Then made lines of dough by rolling it and then I cut them with my fingers to fit the pie plate. Here’s how it looked:

I baked the pie at 375 degrees F for 30-35 minutes and then broiled for 3 minutes (keep an eye on it)

The pie is ready to eat immediately. However, I noticed that it is better a couple of hours later when the pie and fruit is set. When you wait for a while, the fruit is juicy but the juices will not run. Now is ready to eat! It is perfect with ice cream and whipped cream on top.

1 comment:

  1. I love seeing the background of this pie, since I can attest to its deliciousness!