Anne (velvetmalice) wrote in simplecooking,

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american pie? wait until you've tasted the softness of this filling^^

after months without any proper cooking facilities an update of authentic english food:


Pie Crust Ingredients

for your crust you will need:

2 cups all-purpose flour (note: if you don't call a cup measurer your own, one cup are roundabout 200 ml.)

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon sugar

6 tablespoons butter

6 tablespoons shortening (for the germans: Palmin soft...gleich neben der Magarine im Supermarkt^^)

6 to 8 tablespoons ice water

Pie Crust Mix

step 1: Mix the Pie Crust Ingredients
Warm butter in microwave until soft, but not melted.

Mix in a large bowl:

2 cups all-purpose flour

I teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon sugar

Then mix in:

6 tablespoons butter

6 tablespoons shortening

6 to 8 tablespoons ice water

Step 2: Chill the Pie Crust Dough
Wrap your pie crust in plastic wrap then place in refrigerator for 20 or more minutes, while you make the pie filling.

Now that the pie crust is complete let's start on making the world's best apple pie filling. You may use any type of apples, but tart apples work the best.

Apple Pie Filling Ingredients
For this apple pie you will need:

5 tart peeled apples (personally I prefer the Sour Taste of Granny Smith but I guess any clear apple will do)

1 cup sugar

2 tablespoons flour

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon vinegar

2 tablespoons butter

Apples for Apple Pie Filling

Step 1: Slice Apples

Soak them in water with a tablespoon of lemon juice. This will help prevent them from turning brown.

Step 2: Mix Filling
Mix in large mixing bowl:

1 cup sugar

2 tablespoons flour

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon vinegar

Step 3: Mix Apples
Now mix into the sugary Pie flavoring 5 apples.

All Finished!
Now that you have finished the filling it is time to assemble your pie.

Step 1: Cut
Now that your pie crust has had time to cool divide it into two equal halves.

Rolling Pie Crust
Step 2: Rolling Pie Crust
Roll one of the balls of pie crust out until it is around 1/8 of an inch thick.

Crust in Pie Pan
Step 3: Putting Crust in Pie Pan
Once you have rolled out the dough wrap it around the rolling pin and unroll it onto your pie pan.

Once you have shaped it to fit the inside of the pan take a fork and poke holes in the bottom of the crust to let steam out as it cooks.

Step 4: Filling Apple Pie
Place the apples in the pie in a pattern so that they all fit in the pie.

Then pour the leftover coating over them.

Place about 4 chunks of butter on top of apple filling. This will give the filling and crust a more buttery flavor.

Step 5: Putting Top Pie Crust On Pie
Ok, we're almost done!

Roll out the remaining pie dough and place it on top.
(tip: roll out the dough between two foils and remove the remaining foil when upper crust is placed on the pie)

Step 6: Forming Edge of Pie Crust
Create a pattern around the edge of the pie by using the back of a knife.

Ok let's bake Our Apple Pie!

hint: Poking holes in the top of a pie usually keeps it from overflowing, but I find that this pie does better without them. (and the author is right, it works!)

Step 1: Baking Apple Pie
Cut long strips of tinfoil and place them around the edge of the pie.
This will prevent the crust's edge from burning while it bakes. You will want to take this off about ten minutes before the pie is baked to have a golden brown edge

Bake your pie at 400 degrees Fahrenheit (ca. 210 degrees Celsius) for 50-60 minutes.

Step 2: Brush With Egg White
To make your apple pie have a glossy look to it brush a small portion of egg white on top of crust ten minutes before taking it out of the oven.


I've never done any baking besides lisa's yummy cherry cake and was therefore a bit afraid of messing it up. but it turned out great. it's a simple receipe, it's delicious and you don't need loads of expensive and rare ingredients. not even milk or eggs (well one for the glasing, but that's not neccessary).
so after all highly recommended for pie beginners. a lovely and quick to make sunday afternoon dessert:)
I've already found an ancient receipe with a brilliant cheddar cheese crust, which I'll try out next time. but this one was great for the beginning and will surely be baked again some time soon.

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update 3 hours later: 3 slices left^^
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