The simpliest pie to make is apple pie with Martha Stewart's Páte Brisée crust. I love the crust simply because it has a soft buttery texture. I somehow prefer this buttery crust. It is easy to prepare and delicious. Granny Smith apples are best for this apple pie. Granny Smith apple has a firm and crisp texture , juicy and the tart flavor is appropriate for making apple pie . I prefer to grate my own nutmeg powder rather than buying the ready powdered one from the store. It smells good ...so good for the homemade apple pie. As the pie was baking in the oven, the aroma of the nutmeg filled the whole house....it was so good. I love the fragrance of nutmeg. It really feels so good inhaling the sweet fragrance of nutmeg. I made this apple pie for our cell group birthday babies. Hehe it was one great fellowship we had...celebrating the birthday babies with the theme " Curry Fiesta ' Thanks to David Tan ( Author of A Trip Down Memory Lane : Signature Dishes From the Tan Family )
grated nutmeg smells good
Granny Smith apple...lightly cooked
the aroma of baking pastry filled my kitchen....
the baked apple pie...yummy :)
click here for the Páte Brisée recipe by Martha Stewart
Apple Pie Fillings
6 Granny Smith apples - peeled and cored - cut into thick slices
30 grams California raisins - soaked with a tbsp of rum
4 tbsp brown sugar
1 tsp of nutmeg powder
1 tsp of cinnamon powder
1 tbsp of corn flour
2 tbsp of water
Put all the ingredients above into a non stick pan. Cooked over low heat for a few mins till the sugar melted and gravy thickens. Dish out and cool the apple fillings or best leave over night in the fridge.
Prepare the Páte Brisée 1 hour or a day earlier ( keep in fridge )
Greased a pie dish with butter. Roll the dough into 1/4 inch thick and lined the pie dish up to the edge of the dish. Arrange the chilled apple fillings till the top. Roll out the other portion of dough into a 1/4 inch thick an cover the top of the apple pie. Cut a cross slit on the top dough . Egg wash the top and sprinkle with some brown sugar. Bake at 180 C for 30 -35 mins or until the apple pie turned evenly golden brown.