Saturday, November 19, 2011

Apple Pie

Apples are in season. Maybe apples are always in season. I am actually bad at keeping track of what comes in which season. For someone who loves to bake, that's actually a shame. My workaround? I ask my mom what will be available in the market before planning to experiment anything. I just might be known to ask for an unavailable fruit or vegetable and getting a hopeless sigh in return.

This is a pretty busy time of the year for me. If any of you know about my other blog Periodic Reflections (ok, I haven't told you about it, but go ahead take a look), you would know that I am studying at a business school. I also am on a full time job as a lecturer at a local private university. With my MBA hourlies next week, exams to invigilate at my workplace and then paper checking, life is kind of hectic. A girl needs something to cheer her up, doesn't she?

So I cheered myself with this easy apple pie (the recipe came from a facebook group). The crust isn't the traditional crust, which uses cold butter, iced water and delicate handling. This quick crust uses oil and cold milk, is used immediately and the pie is covered with a kind of crumbly top. The pie isn't too sweet, the crust turned out to be nice and flaky. I halved the recipe and baked it in a 6 inch pie plate. The apples can be cooked a little if you like a softer and sauce like pie filling.



For the crust:

1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup oil
2 tbsp cold milk
1 1/2 tsp white sugar
1/2 tsp salt

For the filling:

6 apples, peeled, cored and sliced
3/4 cup brown sugar
3 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp salt

For the topping:

1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter

Preheat oven to 350 F/ 180 C. Mix all ingredients of filling and keep aside.

Mix all ingredients of crust. They will come together to form a dough. Press the dough with fingers into a 9 inch pie dish. Pour the filling onto crust.

Mix all ingredients of topping. It will be a bit crumbly. Sprinkle it over the filling. Put in oven for 45 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Serve warm or cold. Goes best with icecream. You can also serve it with whipped cream or caramel sauce.

Happy Baking!!!

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