A traditional dessert recipe made commonly during seasonal
festivals. In this recipe, the apples are baked slowly in the sauce
covered by top and bottom layer of pie crust.
6-9 inches pie
DOUGH FOR PIE CRUST
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
¾ cup butter cubes
Between ¼ – ½ cup cold water
9-inch pie dish
oil for greasing
flour for dusting
6 small organic gala apples (peeled, cored & sliced vertically)
1 cup sugar
½ cup butter
2-3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon powder
icing sugar for dressing
1tbsp melted butter
Process for the pie crust: On a clean counter top, put the flour,
salt and butter. Pour some cold water and mix it. Cut the mixture
with the help of a knife and again add some water. Mix well and
knead it into a soft dough.
Sprinkle some flour on the counter and roll the dough in it. Stretch
the dough with the help of a rolling pin, fold one time, then stretch
again, fold again and stretch again. Repeat 2-3 times to form a
rectangle shaped dough.
Wrap it in a parchment paper and store it in the freezer for 30
Process for the pie filling: Preheat the oven to 400F.
Melt ½ cup butter in a heated pot, keeping the heat on medium,
add the sugar. Dissolve it well in the butter and then add the flour.
Mix well, add the cinnamon powder and cook for another 2-3
minutes. Turn off the stove, let the mixture cool down and blend
into a smooth paste.
Remove the dough out, dust some flour and stretch it well.
Grease the pie dish and place it upside on the dough. Depending
on the depth of your pie dish cut a larger diameter past the edge.
Place the cut portion in the pie dish press the dough into it. Add
the apples and pour the sauce evenly.
With the help of the rolling pin stretch the remaining dough and
cut parallel lines to make strips. Place them horizontally and vertically in a cross-hatched manner on the top and press it over the edges of the dish connecting it to the base dough.
Bake the pie in the oven for 15 minutes on 400F and then reduce
the heat to 350F, baking the dough until it turns golden brown
(This will take nearly 40 minutes).
Remove the pie out and brush with some melted butter and
sprinkle some icing sugar. And the apple pie is ready.
Tips: While baking the pie, the sauce which contains flour may
start rising or bubbling causing it to overflow a bit, so you may use
a tray to put the dish on top of it.
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