THE CRUSTY EXOTIC APPLE PIE:
This is one of my favourite 'Afters' and I can boast that I can finish a plate of it on my own any day! Thank God my wife saw me becoming obese and she vowed never to cook the stuff every week ends as she used to do.
To be sincere, I was really addicted to the apple pie crusts for years.
Apple is one of the amazing and mysterious fruits God in His mercy gave to mankind. It is one of the healthiest fruits in existence today. It contain vitamin C which enhances the immune system as well as antioxidants that help clean and protect the various systems of the body. You can get more information in one of my articles in this website.
I know so many people are anxious to know how to bake this exotic apple pie and I bet them, they will be experts in apple pie baking after reading this article.
Preparation time is about 20 minutes while baking time is approximately 30 minutes. The baking time is about 25 minutes and it can take on the average about 1 hour and 10 minutes approximately.
1. 1 1/3 C + 2 T of flour, divided
2. 8 T + 2 t of sugar, divided
3. 1/4 t of salt
4. 1/2 C of cold butter, broken up
5. 4 T + 1 t of cold water
6. 1/4 t of vanilla extract
7. 3 C of tart apples peeled and chopped
8. 6 T of sugar + 1/2 t of cinnamon
9. 4 T caramel ice cream topping, warm.
Now, let's go for the exotic apple pie extravaganza!
First, toss together 1 1/3 C of flour, 2 T of sugar and the salt in a mixing bowl.
Then cut the butter into the mixture with a pastry blender until crumbly and gradually add the cold water and the vanilla while tossing with a fork.
Continue tossing after all the water and vanilla has been added until a soft dough forms.
Form the dough into a ball, cover with plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
Now set the oven to 400 degrees and allow it to preheat.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lightly flour a flat surface and roll the chilled ball of dough into a circle and place the dough on the prepared baking sheet.
Now place the apples, 6 T of sugar and remaining flour into a mixing bowl. Then, stir until the apples are completely covered with the flour and sugar.
Now spread the apple mixture into the middle of the dough leaving 2 inch wide edge.
Fold the edges of dough up over the filling leaving the center uncovered.
Then, toss the remaining sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle over the open filling.
Now bake for 25 minutes or until the filling is bubbly and crust is golden brown.
Finally, slide the pie onto a wire rack to cool and drizzle with the caramel topping before serving.
Well, that's all about preparing and baking an Exotic apple pie recipes. You can congratulate yourself for the patience and creativity. Organic fruits and vegetables!