Baked an apple pie for Zs for his birthday! Anyway, this is just an excuse.
I bought a cake for him but I am craving to bake so decided to do it! haha!
My first time baking an apple pie and seriously, it is super duper yummy! with the apples overloaded and with cinnamon fragrance filling up the house! sooooo goood!
I did a lanice pattern on the cover and brushed with egg. =) looking good eh?
after baking… tadah!
I topped it off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! It somehow blended off with the sweetness of the apples which is a good paired up.
and of course, a photo of the birthday boy with the pie.
Adapted from here.
- 25 oz apples, peeled, cored, cut into small wedges (710g) (I used about 3 apples)
- 2/3 cup granulated sugar (I reduced it)
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 Pie crust
- 1 egg for eggwash
- Extra sugar for sprinkle
First, in a large mixing bowl, add in sugar, flour, cinnamon, lemon juice and whisk until combined.
Flour acts as thickening agent. And today I added lemon juice because I am using Fuji apples and Fuji is not pungent enough. If you are using Granny Smith, you can skip lemon.
And add in apple wedges and stir until well mixed. Set aside.
Then lightly flour on working surface. And roll out the pie crust dough with a rolling pin. I have two pie recipes in separate videos. I make pie crust at home always. Probably because I went cooking school, so I feel like buying a supermarket pie-crust is cheating. But I saw commercial pie crust haute de gamme, upper-market product.
And cut the pie crust slightly bigger than the pie pan and arrange it in the pan pressing the bottom and side.
Add in apple mixture in the pie crust.
And cut ribbons with dough and make lattice