Easy Apple Pie
October 18, 2011 in Uncategorized
Apples and cinammon sugar covered with quick mix “blanket” dough that rises and puffs up in the oven and continues to crisp up while standing. I found this recipe on Mitzi’s blog http://m.blogs.food24.com/mitzireddy/easy-as-apple-pie and tried it this weekend.
It is the easiest apple pie I’ve ever made and I can highly recommend making it when you’re pressed for time but you’re looking for something warm and comforting to end off a meal. I made this just after my disaster of Butter chicken and rotis and guess what, I managed to burn the crust – hence, no pictures. I will however be making this again sometime soon and I will edit the blog post accordingly.
Here is my version of Mitzi’s recipe with the changes that I made.
Peel and slice about 750g of apples in a bowl and add enough water just to cover the apples. Place a cinammon stick in the water and allow to cook in the microwave for about 8 minutes until soft. This can also be done in a pot on the stove. It will probably take about 15 minutes to stew. Drain the water off the apples (try to get rid of as much water as possible to not have a soggy filling) and add 60ml sugar that has 2 heaped teaspoons of ground cinammon added. Add a handful of raisins (if preferred) and the juice of one small orange (about 40ml). Mix together and set aside.
1 cup self- raising flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup oil
1 tsp. vanilla
grated rind of one small orange (about 5ml)
Beat the pastry ingredients together.
Pour over the apple mixture.
Bake for approximately 30 minutes..
Switch the oven off – and leave the door ajar and leave the pie in the oven until ready to be eaten warm.
Serve with ice cream.
The orange juice and rind really adds something special to this dish and is well worth including. I only added it because Mitzi’s recipe asked for rum and I didn’t have any. It worked out brilliantly and I hope you’ll give it a try.