Apple Pie Video by Tarla Dalal

Apple Pie Video by Tarla Dalal

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Recipe Description for Apple Pie, Eggless American Apple Pie

Preparation Time: 
Cooking Time: 
Baking Time:  40 to 45 minutes.
Baking Temperature:  180°C (360°F).
Makes 1 pie
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Ingredients


For The Dough
3 cups plain flour (maida)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup soft butter

For The Apple Filling
3 cups peeled apple cubes , refer handy tip
1 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon (dalchini) powder
2 tbsp raisins (kismis)
2 tbsp chopped almonds (badam)

Other Ingredients
milk for brushing

For Serving
vanilla ice-cream

Method

For the dough

  1. Combine the plain flour, baking powder and sugar in a deep bowl and toss well.
  2. Add the soft butter, mix well and knead into a semi-soft dough using enough water. Cover with a lid and keep aside.

For the apple filling

  1. Combine the apples and lemon juice in a deep bowl and toss well.
  2. Combine the apple-lemon juice mixture, sugar, cinnamon powder, raisins and almonds in a deep non-stick pan, mix well and cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame for 8 minutes, while stirring occasionally and mashing it a little with the back of a spoon.
  3. Remove the lid, continue cooking on a medium flame for 2 minutes, while stirring occasionally. Keep aside.

How to proceed

  1. Divide the dough into 2/3 and 1/3 portion.
  2. Roll 2/3 portion of the dough into a 300 mm. (12”) diameter circle. Keep leveling the sides with your hands.
  3. Fold the dough circle from one end to the other so it is easy to lift. Place the folded dough circle in the hollow cavity of a 250 mm. (10”) diameter loose bottom aluminium tin, open it and press it well so as to cover the bottom and the sides of the tin evenly. Finally remove any excess dough that
  4. Put the apple filling in the centre of the dough layered tin and spread it evenly. Keep aside.
  5. Roll the remaining 1/3 portion of the dough into a 300 mm. (12”) diameter circle and fold this dough circle also from one end to other end like step 3.
  6. Place this folded dough portion over the apple filling, open it and again press the dough well at the bottom and the sides of the tin, so as to cover the apple filling completely.
  7. Cut the edges of the dough using a knife in a way that the dough covers the apple filling just enough and remove and discard the excess dough remaining there.
  8. Seal it well by pressing the dough along the circumference of the pie using your thumb followed by a fork.
  9. Then prick the top of the pie with help of a fork at regular intervals.
  10. Brush it with a little milk evenly and bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°c (360°f) for 35 to 40 minutes.
  11. Cool slightly and demould the apple pie.
  12. Cut it into 6 equal wedges and serve warm with vanilla ice-cream.

Handy tip:

  1. The apples used in this recipe should be firm for best results.

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