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I love Apple pie actually I love all baked fruit desserts and specially baked apples… a fruit which I really don’t enjoy eating too much just like that but bake it and bingo a brilliant dessert…

I usually make apple pie with the standard pie/tart base but sometime back I tasted an apple pie with a puff pastry base and it was yummmm so I decided to backtrack the ingredients in my head and give it a try and I am so glad I tried because the result was really really good and the whole thing got over in less than half a day 😀 😀

And now that u are probably tempted enough to take a bite into it, here is how to make it 🙂

What I used

For the base

  • Flour – 250 gm
  • Water – 150 ml
  • Yeast – fresh 5 gm. dry 2.5 gm
  • Salt – 5 gm
  • Sugar – 10 gm
  • Milk Powder – 2.5 gm
  • Butter/Margarine – 10 gm
  • Margarine for laminating – 85 gm

For the filling

  • Apple – 2 big sized, I used granny smith, u can use any but I personally like granny smith the most in dessert it balances the sweetness with adding a twist of sourness
  • Sugar – 40 gm
  • Cinnamon – 1/2 tsp
  • Raisin – 50 gm
  • Cake crumbs – 40 gm (if u dont have cake crumbs at home, u can use oats or cornflakes also)
  • Cornflour – 10 gm
  • Water – 15 ml

How I made it

  • Mix maida, milk powder, butter, yeast  and water to make smooth dough. Knead well for about 5-10 minutes
  • Leave covered with a damp cloth for rising for about 30 mins
  • Roll the dough into a thin rectangular sheet
  • Divide the margarine into two parts – fom the first part take out a little and keep aside and spread the rest evenly on the sheet. Remember to spread it evenly and not tear the sheet.
  • Make four markings on the sheet make four folds. The corner two ¼ folding inside making it look like an open book and then finally keep one on top of another.
  • Spread the margarine that u kept aside on the top again. Take extreme care as the chances of tearing are very high when u are reapplying
    Fold it in the same method again.
  • Wrap in a dusted butter paper and keep in fridge for 30-45 mins
  • Repeat the above process of lamination i.e. sheet spread the second half of the margarine and fold
  • Wrap in a dusted butter paper and keep in fridge for 30-45 mins
  • Grease and dust the pie mould
  • Keeping aside about 1/4 of the dough, roll out the remaining dough into a circle of ur pie mould size and then place it in ur pie mould covering all sides well. Use a knife to cut the extra dough from the top
  • Poke the base of the pie with a fork a little
  • Keep aside in the fridge for about 10 minutes till u get the filling ready
  • Dice the apples in small cubes, the smaller the better as u will be able to put more filling in the pie then
  • Mix all the other filling ingredients and mix well
  • Dissolve the cornflour and water mixture and mix with the filling
  • Spread the filling evenly in the pie mould.
  • With the dough that u kept seperately make some shapes or simple simple striped and cover the top of the pie.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 200C for about 15-20 mins
  • Serve warm… yummm

PS: I typed it on Friday and thought I have posted it but now when I came to write another post it was right here in the drafts sigh

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