Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Eggless Apple Pie


RECIPE TYPE: dessert
CUISINE: world
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
for the pie crust:
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour/atta
  • ½ cup all purpose flour/maida
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ⅓ cup water at room temperature
  • ½ tsp salt or as required
for the apple filling:
  • 2 medium sized apples, peeled, cored and sliced
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon powder/dal chini powder
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg powder or grated nutmeg/jaiphal
  • 2 tbsp whole wheat flour/atta
  • 2 tbsp demerara sugar/brown sugar/regular sugar
  • a few dots of oil or butter to top the filling
other ingredients:
  • some cinnamon powder and organic unrefined cane sugar/brown sugar/regular sugar for sprinkling
  • a few teaspoons of soy milk/almond milk or dairy milk for glazing

1: seive or mix all the dry ingredients together – whole wheat flour, all purpose flour and salt.

flour for apple pie preparation
2: add the olive oil
add oil to apple pie flour mixture
3. with your fingers tips rub the oil in the flour. keep on doing this and you will start to get a breadcrumb like texture. continue to do this till the whole mixture looks like breadcrumbs. this step should be done properly as this results in giving a flaky texture to the crust.
apple pie mixture
4: add water and just bind the whole mixture together. don’t knead. gather everything and form a dough. if the dough looks dry, add some more water. cover the bowl and meanwhile prepare the apple filling.
apple pie crust
5: peel, core and slice the apples. add the cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder, demerara sugar and whole wheat flour.
add apple slices
6: mix well.
mix apple pie mixture well
7: divide the dough into two or four equal parts depending on the size of your pie pan. roll on a dusted work surface.
roll apple pie dough
8: place one of the rolled pie crust gently on a greased pan and pressing  it gently, line it with the pan.
rolled apple pie crust on pan
9: arrange the apple slices with the filling evenly on the bottom pie crust. top the apple slices with dots of butter or a few drops of olive oil.
arrange apple slices on pie crust
10: cover the pan with another rolled pie crust and fold the edges of the top crust over and under the bottom edges. you can also cut strips from the rolled dough and create a lattice pie crust. cut through the top pie crust with a fork or knife from top so as to allow steam to pass whilst baking. brush with soy milk or any milk and sprinkle some sugar and cinnamon powder on top.
bake apple pie
11: bake the apple pies in a pre heated oven at 180 degrees C for 50-60 mins or till the crust has become golden and crisp. it took exact one hour in my oven. serve the apple pie warm or at room tempearture plain or with some whipped cream.

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