Jun 27, 2008

Apple Pie

I having been thinking that baking a pie is a tough job..But now I understand that it is an easy job and just involves a straightforward technique because it doesn't have any yeast reactions and dough raising part..A pie can be made with any filling sweet or savoury..Fruits are widely used for sweet fillings and I made the famous apple pie..

This is my entry to OS 2 which is a brainchild of Siri and Dhivya..Am indeed amazed by how this Duo manage to conduct such innovative events amidst their work..Here is the cute riddle written by Dhivya..When I read the word 'forbidden' I guessed the fruit should be 'apple'..

A moniker in my name for a city 
A phrase with me will make you cherished 
I am so good for you in my utter simplicity 
In Medical dictionary the fact so furnished 

I am so famous in the world of bytes 
Known for many aspects of usage 
I am fat and rotound and make crunchy bites 
My fame known from many religious traditions - right from the old age 

Am, I forbidden? Or mystical ? 
or the eternal giver of Youth 
I consists of five internal carpels 
Am good for good health of your mouth 

I am as basic a fruit as you can think of 
Or as hard if you dont try enough 
If You eat me on a day to day basis 
Then you dont have worry about anything - be it cold or dry cough

And here goes my creation using this forbidden fruit.. 


For the crust
All purpose flour / maida - 2 cups
Ice water - 4 teaspoons
Salt - 1/2 teaspoon
Sugar - 1 teaspoon
Butter - 1 stick

For the filling 
Apples - 2 or 3 depending on the size of your pie
Sugar - 1/2 cup (depends on how tart the apples are)Brown sugar can also be used
Cinnamon powder - 2 teaspoons
Lime juice - 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
Vanilla extract - 1 teaspoon (optional)
AP Flour - 1 spoon


Sieve the flour,sugar and salt together..Add the butter and using your finger tips mix it together so that it forms a crumbled mixture..`Add the ice water and mix well..Knead to form a dough..Refridgerate for about half an hour so that it turns firm..

Meanwhile prepare the filling..Core and slice the apples finely..Combine it along with the limejuice,sugar,cinnamon and vanilla extract..Leave it for ten minutes until the juices flow out..Add the flour to thicken..

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

Divide the dough into two parts..For the lower crust roll the dough into a large circle with a rolling pin..Spray the pie pan (alternatively, a shallow round cake pan can be used) with non-stick spray and lay the rolled out dough over it..Spread the filling evenly over the dough..Dot with small pieces of butter..For the top crust spread the other part of the dough evenly into a circle using a rolling pin..Using a knife or a cookie cutter form thin strips of about 1 inch thick and lay each strip over the filling so as to cover the filling as desired..A weave pattern can also be made for the upper crust..Alternatively,instead of doing such patterns just place the rolled out dough over the filling and make three slits in the centre..

For more details about making a lattice top crust check out this video..

Crimp the edges of the lower and upper crust using fingers or with a fork..Give an egg wash over the top for a nice golden colour..You can also brush the top with milk instead of using eggs..

Place on lowest rack in oven preheated to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Bake for 10 minutes, then reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bake for 30 to 35 minutes longer. 

Serve warm or cold.I had it with vanilla Icecream..Yummo!

Sending this to AWED American hosted by Dhivya


  1. OMG! That looks like pro Apple pie, you are so good at lattice work!:))

  2. Thanks Ashaji..That was too prompt..Glad u liked it

  3. great lattice work divya...very very pro :)..delicious..love these ..my fav..get to eat these mostly during thanksgiving time:)...lovely entry..

  4. tht lattice work looks so pretty ... yummy pie! :)

  5. wow, divya! You have lots of patience to do that lattice work, looks awesome! you could start a bakery now :)

  6. Beautiful work Div, i remember other DIV pie too :) Look like pro!

  7. The lattice is perfectly done Divya..Looks so good.

  8. The lattice work is brilliant, Divya! Looks very professional.:)

  9. lattice work looks very pretty :)

  10. Pie looks amazing,great recipe..

  11. OMG! the pie looks perfecto Divya.. thanks sweetie for such an awesome entry!!


  12. I love lattice. This looks great I love apple pie and it reminds me of my gran. :-)

  13. oh my my my .... i was rechecking to confirm whether i opened ur blog sweetie... this is ur bestest creation so far... way to go buddy

  14. Perfect lattices on your pie..good one!!!

  15. I have a couple of green apples at home and was wondering what to do with them. This seems like a perfect recipe. Thanks for sharing.
    I have something for you at my site.

  16. Apple pie looks great!

    fantastic entry dear....

  17. pie and tarts are always my favorite.I love the lattice pattern u have made.Thanks for sharing it.

  18. the pie looks flawless. did u try it out the first time? iam sure it m ust be yummyyy

  19. very very good work divya.....i have seen in food netwrok these dish....but still did not taste it..good job

  20. pie looks beautifullllll divyaaa

  21. Looks so professional..LOVED IT!..Nice entry...

  22. Very good pie Divya. It looks perfect. Somehow I have not yet made pies, should try it out sometime soon.

  23. divya Ur pie looks like professional one.

  24. divya Ur pie looks like professional one.

  25. Divya..thats really Fab!..great job!

  26. fundu hai yaar..
    the lattice is truly a pro job!

  27. WOW Divya, pie looks awesome, beautiful, divine!!!!

    I have something for u, check out my blog:)))

  28. That's one beautiful pie, Divya! The lattice is just too good! :)

  29. this is such an artistic apple pice Divya.....loved tht lattice..

  30. you've been tagged-


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  32. delicious apple pie Divya! Good job dear.

  33. That looks amazing!! It looks really professional and pretty, bet it tasted fabulous too:)

  34. Wow,Apple pie looks so yum,with lattice work.. shall try soon, have some apples :)!!

  35. Hi,I took a lot of help from your blog to make my own apple pie. I have linked you to my post, hope thats ok?


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