Apple Pie

A for Apple, is what I learnt - I think you did the first word, and it is only fair for me to kick off with Apple pie ,the ABC series - yes...series of 26 posts under various themes...but in the alphabetical order...So for now..A is for Apple Pie. Apple Pie is basically a very simple recipe and really something that most Indian houses should attempt for dinner parties hosted during chilly winter nights.

It is actually a bit like apple crumble in taste, but this is much more softer and mushier in the centre. It is best served with vanilla icecream.

for base
2 cup APF/ Maida
1 cup softened butter
 1/2 cup chilled water

for filling
5 large apples - peeled and cored
1 cup sugar (you may reduce or increase based on your taste)
1 tspn lemon juice
1 tspn cinnamon powder 

1) For the dough, in a large bowl, rub the butter with the flour with the tips of your finger slowly. Do this until the flour and butter are well mixed and resemble a crumbly mixture.
2) Add chilled water a spoonful at a time to slowly gather the crumbs together and form a stiff uneven dough. Add more water if required, if it the dough is not binding together at all. Else, cover the dough with a cling film and chill for 20-30 min.
3) In another deep non stick pan, add the apples, sugar and lemon juice, cinnamon powder along with some water (just enough to mix). Put on medium flame and let it cook till the apples are cooked.
4) Preheat the oven at 220c for few minutes. 
5) Divide the dough in two parts, one slightly bigger than the other. 
6) Roll out the bigger ball of dough in a thin roll. 
7) Grease a flan tin or pie tin. Place the rolled out dough on the greased tin.  Lightly press the edges to neatly fit the dough.
8) Using a fork make slight holes in the rolled out dough.
9) Roll out the other ball of the dough. Make a pattern as per your choice. Weavers basket or small holes.
10) Pour the apple mixture evenly spread it out
11) Place the patterned/ textured top. Seal the edges well.
12) Bake this pie for 30 min or until the dough is well cooked.

Serve hot or cold either with vanilla icecream or warm custard respectively

Another pattern that you could use.


Wow Pradnya. .I love that sealing pattern. .looks cool . What a wonderful way to kick start
Love your apple pie pattern! So different and artistic :)
Harini R said…
Gorgeous looking the design on top!
Pavani said…
What a yummy looking pie. Love that polka dot effect on the top :-)
Chef Mireille said…
love the cool cutout shapes of the top
Padmajha said…
Oh Wow!the first pic looks so pretty! Nice one Pradnya :)
preeti garg said…
Apple pie. lovely, my first option with a is also apple pie but still not good in baking. SO i tried Almond cookies.
Its look perfect.
Apple pie looks perfect and I must adore the way you created your pattern..
Kalyani said…
loved the concept of the tiled and patterned top coat.. Pies are so much on my to-do, butter and flour keeps me away ! I think I will try ur version for a smaller quantity..

Unknown said…
I am giving you A+ rank for your Apple Pie.. They look perfect!!!

Gayathri Kumar said…
Apple pie looks fabulous Pradnya. Love the decorations on top of the pastry...
veena said…
love the way the small holes are stamped out...looks delicious!!!
Priya Suresh said…
Love the pattern of your pie, i dont hesitate a second to have a huge slice of it.
Archana said…
He Pradnya this looks great. Love the first pic. Awesome pie.
Foodiliciousnan said…
Pradnya, would you believe it, I too planned Apple pie for A, but pulled it out at the last moment becasue I was wondering if many pies had already been posted in last month's pie theme! I made one typical lattice version and cut out some hearts and clovers in the second one. But I simply love your holes. Looks so cute and kid-friendly. This is surely going to be my next pie cover :)
Unknown said…
That is such a pretty looking pie. Love the peek a boo.
Srivalli said…
Oh yes I have learnt a for apple too and love this pie!..the crust with the circles look very cute Pradnya..looking forward to your series..I am sure you have interesting things for us to learn!
Unknown said…
lovely decoration :) and apple pie looks super yumm :) tempting me !!
Rajani said…
Such a creative crust there to the pie, pradnya. I mean, it's simple, cute, kid friendly and so unique. I LOVE it! It's great to be back Pradnya, missed all of you guys a lot :)
Janani said…
Wow nice one I love this apple pie they r very good not too sweet not too spicy it's well balanced I like it with ice cream roi
Nisha said…
Pies look super cute and nice presentation. I like this shape than the regular ones..
Unknown said…
Yummy pie dear.. Though I'm scared of all the butter & sugar in it still I can never resist myself..
Suma Gandlur said…
As everyone else, what caught my attention is the pattern you followed. Looks cute.
Have never tried making an apple pie before. It is on my to do list for a long time. Never seen a pie top done this way before. Looks lovely.
Cool pattern..Love the way you prepared it..Awesome..

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