Apple Pie

I like to frequent the Pasar Malam (night market) in Puchong Batu 14 (near my house). They operate every Saturday evening. It has become THE place to get cheap vegetables and super cheap fruits.

I bought this whole basket of granny smith apple (about 10 big ones) for only RM5. So it’s apple pie time!! =)

To make a deep dish apple pie (23cm/9” pie dish that is 4cm/1 1/2” deep):
For the Filling:

  • 115g caster sugar
  • 3 tbsp plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • finely grated find of 1 orange
  • 900g tart cooking apples, eg: granny smith
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • whipped cream to serve

For the pastry:

  • 350g plain flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 175g butter, diced
  • about 75ml chilled water

  1. To make the pastry, sift the flour and salt into a mixing bowl and rub or cut in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

  2. Sprinkle over the water and mix to a firm, soft dough. Knead lightly for a few seconds until smooth. Wrap in clear film (plastic wrap) and chill for 30 minutes.

  3. Combine the caster sugar, flour, cinnamon and orange rind in a bowl. Peel, core and thinly slide the apples. Add to the sugar mixture in the bowl, then toss gently to coat the apples.

  4. Put a baking sheet in the oven and preheat to 200 °c. Rll out just over half the pastry and use to line a 23cm/9” pie dish that is 4cm/1 1/2” deep, allowing the pastry to overhang the edges slightly. Spoon in the filling, doming the apple slices in the center.

  5. Roll out the remaining pastry to form the lid. lightly brush the edges of the pastry case with a little water, then place the lid over the apple filling.

  6. Trim the pastry with a sharp knife. Gently press the edges together to seal, then knock up the edge. Re-roll the pastry trimmings and cut out apples shapes. Brush the top of the pie with egg white. Arrnage the pastry apples on top.

  7. Brush again with egg white. Make two small slits in the top of the pie to allow steam to escape.

  8. Bake for 30 minutes, then lower the oven temperature to 180°c and bake for a further 15 minutes until the pastry is golden and the apples are soft – check by inserting a small sharp knife or skewer through one of the slits in the top of the pid. Serve hot, with some whipped cream.

1 comment(s) to this post

small and pretty to eat

#1hainusan  ::  27 January 2014, 04:54  ::  #

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