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Apple Pie – 1st Try

Posted by icyelite on October 19, 2008

This is my first time trying baking an Apple Pie. What’s the result? Haha, its an edible yet unpresentable apple pie. I guess is because my pie crust is too thick, both on top and below. In order to make it edible, you know what I did? I flipped the whole apple pie upside down and bake it again, resulting in the upper crust smash into pieces. Omg. Since its my first try, I rather make it edible than presentable.

The second time I gonna make it, I better learn my lesson. Lol. Thinner crust. Oh yah and smaller cubes of apples. My first try was thick slices of apples which I find it alright but my “testers” all recommend me to make it smaller.

I will put my recipe here since I will still follow the measurements given. You can twist a little bit after knowing my problems, like smaller cubes of apples, thick crust ==> either use a bigger pan size or reduce the amount of flour. By the way, the size of my pie pan is 6″, which explains the overloaded crust.

Recipe of Apple Pie

Ingredients:


Pastry:

532g plain flour
3/4 teaspoon salt
150g unsalted butter
118g vegetable shortening
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

Filling:
177g sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg powder
2 to 3 teaspoons tapioca flour or cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 big apples (sliced)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
30ml unsalted butter
1 tablespoon sugar

Preparations:

  1. Combine the flour and salt in a big mixing bowl.
  2. Cut the butter into smaller pieces and add it into the mixing bowl gradually.
  3. Following, add the vegetable shortening and apple cider vinegar.
  4. Keep mixing until the dough gathers into a ball.
  5. Divide the dough into half, separate it by putting into different bowl or wrap it separately.
  6. Put it into fridge for 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven.
  8. While the dough is chilling in the fridge, we prepare the filling.
  9. Peel and sliced the apples.
  10. Add in all the ingredients for the filling into another mixing bowl.
  11. After 30 minutes, take out the dough.
  12. Spread the pie pan with oil.
  13. Spread one portion of the dough into the pie pan, well spread.
  14. Add in the ingredients.
  15. The other half of the dough, use a roller to make it round and flat first.
  16. Cover it above the apple mixtures.
  17. Do a nice closing for the apple pie.
  18. Bake the pie at 200 degrees for 50 minutes. Observe it while it is baking.

Tips:

  • For the filling, make sure the tapioca flour is well mixed, otherwise you will be able to taste “glue” in your apple pie.

Finishing: Cut the apple pie into smaller pieces. Scoop one slice out and served.

When baking the apple pie, there are alot of small details to take note of. Continue reading my blog for my successful apple pie. =)

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