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

2 eggs

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.

10 responses to Easy Apple Pie

  1. Sure will:)

  2. Sounds great – sorry you burnt the crust, I’m sure the inside tasted nummy :-)

  3. I like the orange flavouring especially for chldren – nice one, Tigger – pretty impressive – how did the butter chicken turn out – the prep looked good. My butternut tart is divine (previous post) – you should give it a try sometime.

  4. I feel like apple pie now…with orange!

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  6. It may sound like an unusual combination but it works. Especially the orange rind in the dough ;o). I wonder if you could make this on the braai…LOL!

  7. I like the sound of the butternut tart. I seem to blog about a lot of your recipes. I hope that’s ok with you…? The butter chicken was very bland. I would really like to try it again and see if I can get more “layers to the flavours” – if that makes sense?

  8. Thx Caro. Sometimes you just have one of those weekends. I think my head just wasn’t in the right space to cook and I was rushing to get done.

  9. Great Jeanius! I’m glad to hear that and I look forward to hearing about how it turned out. Thanks for the comment and have a lovely day ;o)

  10. I am happy that you are trying out some of my recipes, Tigger, – that kind of response makes blogging worthwhile for me.
    I am sure that the butter chicken will be to your taste the next time round. Like I said before- your family are like to have a great cook.

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