Friday, August 13, 2010

Apple + Berry Pie

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Lately I've been on a baking kick. Last night I managed to snap a photo of the apple and berry pie I made, before my boyfriend demolished it. I served it with some passionfruit greek yoghurt instead of icecream, so much yummier and much lighter!

Here's a recipe for those of you looking to get your rolling pins out this weekend

Ingredients (serves 6)


  • 1kg Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, quartered, cut into 1.5cm-thick slices
  • 200g frozen berries
  • 75g (1/3 cup) raw sugar
  • 1 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • Dash of vanilla beans
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbs plain flour
  • 1 egg white, lightly whisked
  • 1 tbs raw sugar, extra
  • Double cream, to serve
  • Pastry

  • 525g (31/2 cups) plain flour
  • 215g (1 cup) caster sugar
  • 250g chilled butter, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs

Method

  1. To make the pastry, place the flour, sugar, butter and salt in the bowl of a food processor and process until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the eggs and process until the dough just starts to come together. Shape into a disc. Cover with plastic wrap. Place in the fridge for 1 hour to rest.

  2. Roll out two-thirds of the pastry on a lightly floured surface to a 28cm-diameter disc. Line a 20cm (base measurement) pie dish with the pastry. Trim excess and reserve. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to rest.

  3. Preheat oven to 180°C. Combine the apple, berries, sugar, spices and flour in a bowl. Brush the base and side of the pastry case with half the egg white. Spoon the apple mixture into the pastry case.

  4. Roll out the remaining pastry on a lightly floured surface to a 24cm-diameter disc. Place over the pie dish. Press the edges to seal. Trim excess pastry. Roll out with the reserved pastry. Use a leaf-shaped pastry cutter or a small sharp knife to cut leaves from pastry. Place on pie to decorate. Brush pie with remaining egg white. Top with extra sugar. Cut 3 slits in the top to allow steam to escape.

  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until pastry is crisp and golden and the apple is tender when a skewer is inserted into the slits. Set aside for 10 minutes to cool. Cut into wedges. Serve with cream.

8 comments:

  1. YUM! I want some right now! I tried to make cupcakes the other day but they ended up rising and expanding so much that they all overflowed and melted into each other so I ended up with a monster, holed cake thing :( x Sushi

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  2. I am definitely wanting to get my bake on with this pie! I have never made pastry before...shock!.....I am super keen to try and make a sweet pie. Ever since I saw the movie Waitress, I have been wanting to get out my rolling pin. Actually I just realised I don't have a rolling pin...fail! Note to self, buy one. This looks delicious xo

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  3. yum! this looks amazing!!

    xoxo
    b

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  4. yuuum!! this looks so good. I'm hungry now hehe

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  5. i wanna to try it for sure this weekend it looks so sweet

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