Sunday, August 22, 2010

A is for..

Look at this picture:

What’s inside the picture?

What do you reckon I’d be making?

..That’s right folks.



Shella, my bouncy fast friend, wanted to come over to my humble abode to bake and she really wanted to make apple pie. So pie it was! Her fault guys.. Not me.

Actually apple pie is easy to make, but I was stressing over the crust. I wanted to make a perfect lattice top, which is a weaved pattern and got rather obsessive over it until I decided that a normal covered crust would be fine. Sheesh.

On a side note, I think my television is haunted you guys. I’m serious. When we started preparing the pie I turned it on, and Alton Brown from Good Eats was doing a segment on apple pie!! And when I worked on the crust, HE worked on the crust!! And when I switched the channel and Shella started on her relationship woes, the twisted song “Love The Way You Lie” from Rihanna and Eminem came on! It was major creepazoids.

Back to the pie. After you line the apple slices on the crust till it mounds, you can get started on the sauce. PLEASE BE EXTRA CAREFUL. When caramelizing the butter sugar liquid, do not spill any on yourself.  Caramel is hard to wash off, so when that hot liquid splashes on you it’s gonna hurt like your partner cheated on you a second time. Ain't kiddin' ya.

Learning from previous pie mistake: Cover edges with foil so that it would not brown faster

Mugshot of the culprit which has been adding to my caloric intake. That's not my hand.

Before you notice I'm going to point out the flaw!!

If you can see, the applesauce is seeping out from the edges because I forgot to add flour, thus it did not thicken. I had sauce dripping everywhere.

But it still looks good & tastes delicious

Make this pie. Cut out a slice. Serve with a glass of milk. Sit in a comfortable chair. Read a book. Sleep. Wake up. Repeat.

You know you want to ;)

Classic Apple Pie

1 prepared pastry for 9 inch double crust pie
6-8 green apples, cored, peeled & sliced
1/2 cup(115g) unsalted butter
3 tbsp flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 425F or 220C.

Melt butter in a small saucepan, then mix in flour. Add water, white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon & vanilla and bring to a boil. Reduce the temperature and let simmer. Prepare pie crust bottom and line with sliced apples. Pour liquid CAREFULLY and cover with top crust. Poke four holes with a knife at the top to let out air while baking. Bake for 15 mins in preheated oven then reduce temperature to 350F or 175C and continue baking for 30-40 min.

Note: To make crust look presentable brush top with lightly beaten egg.


  1. This looks amazing! I have one question: how much water do you add to the butter? It doesn't say on the ingredients list. Thanks!


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