Easter is approaching and it’s high time that the family should sit together to enjoy special delicacies. Let’s make a sweet introduction to this festive season and experience something very different and westernized - Apple pie. Believe me my friends, baking item like this is simply superb in taste but it’s really an easy task to prepare them. All you need to do is put it inside the oven and relax. Your favorite apple pie is ready …………………..indulge yourself to get a bite of the very desired awaited masterpiece culinary creation of yours. Let me share the secret of this recipe with all of my readers.
Ingredients: (for preparing a medium sized one)
Apples medium sized (4 nos. sliced into equal longitudinal pieces),
Lemon juice (squeezed out of 2 medium sized juicy ones),
Sugar (150 gms.),
Cardamom powder (1/3 rd teaspoon),
Unsalted butter (250 gms.),
White flour (350 gms.),
Baking powder (1 teaspoon),
Baking soda (½ teaspoon),
Brush to apply oil on surface,
Procedure: The process for making apple pie is depicted in a step wise manner with the help of pictorial illustration.
Step1: Prepare a white flour dough with little oil and water. In case if you are not using self raising flour, please use baking soda and baking powder in the dough. Peel the skin of apples and marinate with freshly squeezed lemon juice, sugar (you may even use honey 4-5 teaspoons) and cardamom powder. Keep this marinate for about 20 minutes.
Step 2: Roll rounded dough and place it in the pie tray. Apply unsalted butter on the sides of the rim with the help of a brush. The size of the rolled dough should be such that it should hang over minimum 1 inch on the sides of the tray.
Step 3: Blend the already marinated apple slices. It should be roughly blend and then carefully put over the pie.
Step 4: Place another rolled dough over the apple mixture in such a way that it covers the same. This layer also should be minimum ½ inch spread over the pie tray. Then close the two ends in the way shown in the figure. The ends should be folded outside so that they take the shape of a half crown.
Step 5: Preheat the oven at 150 degree Celsius. Bake it inside the oven at 120 degree for 75 minutes. Meanwhile you should check the color of the pie cover. You may apply extra butter over it from time to time. This may be repeated up to four times. You may check with the help of a fork.
Step 6: Make sure that whenever you remove the pie from the oven it should be crunchy and turn to a golden brownish color. Place it on a plate. If you cut from the middle it will be crunchy from outside.
It will be a lovely Easter this time. Enjoy apple pie with your family and friends. Discover the never before taste this festive season.