Thursday, November 26, 2009

Apple Pie

My husbands favorite and a very common dessert in American homes I thought it makes sense to post this for Thanksgiving.  My version has been inspired by quite a few recipes online and also an old better homes book.  I make the pie crust at home and I promise you its' worth your while.  Hot, flaky, buttery goodness of the crust makes all the difference to the pie.  The filling is pudding like tasting sweet, tangy and cinnamony.  Serve the pie hot topped with vanilla icecream and be sure to share your pie to see how their faces light up in awe!
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Ingredients: (To make the Crust)
All Purpose Flour - 2 cups
Sugar - 1 Tbspn
Salt - 1 tspn
Butter/Cisco shortening - 12 tbspn (you could also try using half of both or just any one)  I have also tried it with 1/2 butter and 1/2 canola oil and it was just fine)
Ice cold water - 5-7 tbspn

The measurment is for a 8-9 inch pie pan.

Method:
1. Mix flour, salt and sugar.
2. Cut the butter into the flour.  Make sure you integrate the butter and flour well slowly keeping the consistency powdery and not kneading together. (If you are using all oil make sure you add 1 tbspn oil at a time wetting the dough all over)
3. Once you have incorporated the butter or oil slowly add the cold water a spoon at a time bringing the dough together which you can roll out into discs.
4. Leave the dough in the refrigerator for 1/2 hour and start working on your filling.
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Ingredients: ( For Filling)
1. Granny Smith Apple - 5-6 nos (I used the red colored apple which is meant for apple pie.  The trick here is to buy only the sour green apple or the red apple meant for pie which is also slightly sour
2. Sugar - 3/4 to 1 cup
3. Cinnamon - 1/2 - 1 tspn
4. Salt - a pinch
5. Nutmeg - optional.. I made mine with only cinnamon
6. Flour - 2 Tbspn
7. Butter - 1- 2 Tbspn
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Method:
1. Pear and cut the apples into thin slices
2. Mix all the ingredients together and add the sliced apples in
3. Divide the dough into two halves
4. Roll one half of the dough and line the pie pan.
5. Spoon in the filling
6. Roll out the other half of the dough and place it one top.  You could also do a lattice work on top by cutting strips of the dough and lining it up on the top.
7. Bake in a preheated oven at 400 D F for 45 to 50 mins.

P.S:
1. Sqeeze some lemon on the cut apples to keep it from being discolored
2. When baking a lot of juice tend to boil over and out of the pan messing the oven.  Keep a cookie sheet under the pan to make cleaning easier or even better avoiding spill over into the oven.
3. Close the edges using a tinfoil to avoid over burning of the sides.  Cut a long strip of tin foil just enough to cover only the edges...

Happy Thanksgiving to you from all at Collaborative Curry!

Contributor: Sunitha


30 comments:

  1. It looks delicious and feel like eating it.

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  2. Nice recipe,thanks for sharing and lovely click too ...

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  3. Wow,apple pie looks great.Love the recipe and pics!

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  4. Timely recipe..Thanks for sharing da..:-)

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  5. hey...this looks very inviting..nice cliks..

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  6. My hubby's fav thanksgiving dessert and he is good in making pies...lovely pie

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  7. Perfect recipe for thanksgiving...That looks great...I have been wanting to try these,Thanks for sharing.:)
    Wish u all happy Thanks giving..:)

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  8. Mmmmm, I love apple pie! Looks absolutely mouthwatering and perfect!

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  9. Yummyilicious apple pie, looks fantastic!

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  10. Delicious.. My friend was sharing this recipe today.. Good to see it!

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  11. What a beautiful apple pie! It looks and sounds really good. I love apple pie but have never made it myself. Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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  12. what else could make a better dessert than this on thanksgiving!!

    pie looks very lovely...You did it like a Pro!! Great!!

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  13. sunitha, u've just got me inspired to make a pie! recipe doesnt look tough at all and the apple pie is making me hungry now! good job!

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  14. I love this..looks yummy n perfect

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  15. what a lovely looking apple pie....Can u believe, i have never had this ever....will come back to this when i feel like having some....:)

    By the way, thanks for trying out my recipe and letting me know about it....Thats so sweet of you....
    Hugs..

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  16. looks superb....yummy and delicious...tempting and very nice pics, dear!

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  17. This is my favourite with apples and cinnamon.

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  18. yummy looking pie, I've never made it at home yet :) shall keep it in my to do list :) thanks

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  19. Yummy pie....nice click. Will give a try sometime...thanks for sharing.

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  20. Delicious apple pie...Nice clicks......

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  21. You pie looks incredible! And your lattice work is absolutely beautiful, too. Thanks

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  22. looks beautiful...

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  23. wow..that's great ...love that lattice work on top.

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  24. delicious looking apple pie.no doubt will taste yummy.Nice click

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  25. Yummylicious pie.thanx for sharing the recipe.

    Chitchat
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  26. Wow.. looks sooo tempting! If you wish send this to my FIL-Fruits event da!

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