Apple Pie | How to make Apple Pie

By Shri Kripa  |  23rd Aug 2016  |  
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About Apple Pie Recipe

An apple pie is a fruit pie in which the principal filling ingredient is apple. It is sometimes served with whipped cream or ice cream on top.

Apple Pie, a deliciously finger licking recipe to treat your family and friends. This recipe of Apple Pie by Shri Kripa will definitely help you in its preparation. The Apple Pie can be prepared within 180 minutes. The time taken for cooking Apple Pie is 40 minutes. With such flavoursome ingredients, the dish tastes superb! This recipe is appropriate to serve 8 people. The recipe details out how to make Apple Pie step by step. The detailed explanation makes Apple Pie so simple and easy that even beginners can try it out. The recipe for Apple Pie can be tweaked in a lot of ways to make it more interesting. So, the next time you have a party at home do not forget to check out the recipe of Apple Pie from BetterButter.

Apple Pie

Ingredients to make Apple Pie

  • Ingredients for Short crust pastry dough:
  • all-purpose flour - 2 1/2 cups
  • salt - 1 tsp
  • sugar - 2 tsp
  • butter - 1 cup (cold /chilled) cut into small pieces
  • ice cold water 4 - 6 tbsp
  • For the filling:
  • Good quality apples - 4 to 6, peeled and cut into 1/4 inch small pieces
  • light brown sugar - 1/2 cup
  • white sugar - 1/4 cup
  • ground cinnamon 1/2 - 1 tsp
  • cornflour - 4 tsp, for thickening
  • lemon juice - 1 tbsp
  • Use milk in the end to brush on top of the pie to give a nice golden colour.

How to make Apple Pie

  1. Directions for the pastry: To make the dough, In a food processor, pulse the dry ingredients together until combined.
  2. Add the chilled butter and pulse until the mixture resembles a coarse bread crumbs consistency, add the chilled ice water 1 tbsp at a time and pulse just 2 to 3 times.
  3. The dough should hold together when squeezed with your fingers but should not be sticky. If you find it dry and little crumbly then add another tsp of water and knead until just combined.
  4. Divide the dough into half and shape like a disk. Wrap them separately in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight. Remove and let it stand for about 30 minutes before you roll it out.
  5. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out half of the dough into 12″ round about 1/8″ thick. Fold the dough onto your rolling pin & gently transfer to a 9″ deep pie dish.
  6. Unfold and gently press the dough into the bottom and sides of the dish. Trim the edges to the rim of the dish. Refrigerate for about 30 mins.
  7. Now Prepare for the filling: Stir together the apples, both the sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt and corn flour or plain flour etc.
  8. Cook until the apples are just tender and not mushy. Once the liquid has thickened, remove from heat and add the lemon juice. Let cool for about 30 minutes or till room temperature.
  9. Roll out the remaining dough into a 12″ round about 1/8″ thick. Make strips by using a pizza cutter and do weave (do it on the butter paper), make flowers by using a cookie cutter with the dough scraps.
  10. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees centigrade. Transfer the apple filling to the pie shell, scatter about 1 to 2 tbsp of butter on top of the filling.
  11. Gently invert the butter paper over the pie. Press the top and bottom crusts together to seal.
  12. Brush the entire top crust with the milk wash. Now place the flowers and decorate how you want and again give milk wash for added flowers.
  13. Place the dish on the preheated baking sheet. Bake for 40 minutes or until it is crisp and golden brown.
  14. Once done, let it cool for at least 1 hour before serving.

My Tip:

When you want to serve or re-heat apple pie for 30 seconds in the microwave and serve with vanilla ice cream.

Reviews for Apple Pie (1)

Asha Sharma3 years ago

One of my favourite pie recipe :)