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American Apple pie

Ingredients for the crust:

  • 500 g flour
  • 360 g butter, cut into cubes
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 150 ml cold water
  • some extra flour for dusting

Ingredients for the filling:

  • 6 granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and cubed
  • 65 g sugar
  • 65 g brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 50 g melted butter
  • 1 egg, beaten with 2 Tbsp cream
  • 1 mixer with the flat beater attachment
  • 1 spoon
  • 1 knife
  • 1 brush
  • 1 pie pan
  • 1 rolling pin
  • cling film
American Apple pie is national food (dish) of United States of America

Instructions:

Pour the flour into the mixer. Add the salt, the sugar and the butter. Mix on slow, for roughly 2 minutes, only until it becomes the consistency of coarse salt, with some of the pieces of butter still intact. Slowly begin to add in half of the water. Continue adding the water in small amounts, but just until the dough begins to cling together. Remove the dough from the hook and make into a ball. Remove it from the bowl. Next, cut a third off the dough. Flatten and wrap both pieces of dough in cling film. Now place them in the fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes. Set the oven to 180ºC (350ºF/ gas mark 4). Sprinkle a little flour upon your work surface. Take the larger piece of dough and unwrap it. Dust the top with some flour. Roll it out to a large circle about less than half a centimetre in thickness. Move the dough around to help create a circle and to stop the dough sticking to the table. Wrap the dough around the rolling pin. Place it into to pie pan, being careful not to let it tear. Mould the dough to the shape of the pan using your fingers. Cut off the excess dough that's over hanging leaving half a centimetre above the rim. Pinch the edge of the crust with your fingers to make little ridges. Transfer the shell into the fridge or freezer. Let it chill for at least 15-20 minutes. Into the bowl of apples add the white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice, flour and the butter. Mix together well. Flour the work surface with flour. Roll out the remaining dough into a rectangle of 1/2 centimetre in thickness. Move it around in the flour to stop it sticking to the table. Then cut the dough into 8 long strips of about 1.5 centimetres wide. Pour the apple filling into the chilled pastry shell. Spread and flatten the apple around the pan with a spoon. Brush the pastry edges with the beaten egg. Place the pastry strips diagonally across the top of the apples. Then weave them together, to create a lattice effect. Cut off the overhanging excess pastry. Press the edges down into the rim.  Brush the pastry lattices with a little bit of the egg wash. Place the pie into the oven. Bake for about 60 minutes. Once brown, remove it from the oven. Allow the apple pie to cool before serving. Your apple pie is now ready to serve. It goes perfectly with a little vanilla ice cream!

Info:

An apple pie is a fruit pie (or tart) in which the principal filling ingredient is apples. It is sometimes served with whipped cream or ice cream on top, or alongside cheddar cheese. Pastry is generally used top-and-bottom, making it a double-crust pie, the upper crust of which may be a circular shaped crust or a pastry lattice woven of strips; exceptions are deep-dish apple pie with a top crust only, and open-face Tarte Tatin. An apple pie is one of a number of American cultural icons.

 
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