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Assalaamu Alaikum and welcome to Titli's Busy Kitchen with me Titli Nihaan.
In Europe, many countries make Apple Pies without a top on so they're like an open tart.
In jolly old England, we know how to make a proper Apple Pie!
It goes a little something like this.
For my Apple Pie, I've got 4 good-sized apples and I like to cook with Pink Lady.
You may have your own favourite but that's fine. Choose whatever you like.
I've got 500 g of pastry. This happens to be ready-made pastry but you could make your own too.
4 tablespoons of raisins,
2 tablespoons of sugar,
half a teaspoon of cinnamon and half a teaspoon of nutmeg,
the juice of half a lemon and the grated rind for half a lemon.
Begin by coring, peeling and slicing the apples.
Put the apples in a large bowl. Add in the remaining ingredients
and mix well.
Line an 8-inch pie dish with half of the pastry.
Add in the pie filling.
Now you might have to jiggle the pieces around to fit it all in
and with any luck, you might even end up with a few pieces left over. Hmm... hmm...
Add on the pie top.
Crimp the edges of the pie with a fork or you can use a special pastry crimper if you've got one
and then trim away the excess pastry.
I've made this cute pastry apple motif, just to remind me that it is in face an apple pie.
I'm gonna brush the surface of the pie with some milk. This will help to give it a nice brown colour.
Sprinkle well with caster sugar.
This will go into the oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes, turn the oven temperature down to a 170 degrees Celsius and let it cook for another 20 minutes.
Allow to cool before serving.
Lovely Apple Pie.
Serve with pouring cream, ice cream
OR SQUIRTY CREEEAM !!
Yes. We, British, know a thing or two about Apple Pie.
In fact, we know a think or two about a lot of things and there are many I'm too embarrassed to mention.
Join me next time in Titli's Busy Kitchen with me Titli Nihaan.
Until next time... Khuda hafiz.