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Bake Along #136 – Apple Crumb Pie

Apple pie was always on my wishlist. Though apple or any fruits for that matter is not my ideal choice, I had been postponing it. But the idea of adding streusel on to the pie made it very interesting and one of the best apple pie you will ever get to taste.

Ingredients:

Recipe inspiration – Pie crust – Joy of Baking

Filling ; Streusel – Spendwiththepennies

Pie Crust –

  • All-purpose flour – 1 1/4 cups
  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Granulated white sugar – 1/2 tablespoon
  • Butter – 1/2 cup / 100 gms (Cold, cut into small cubes)
  • Ice water – 1/4 cup, adjust

Streusel –

  • All-purpose flour – 1 cup
  • 1/12Packed brown sugar – 1/2 cup
  • Granulated white sugar 1/2 cup
  • Cinnamon powder – 1 teaspoon, adjust
  • Butter – 1/2 cup

Filling:

  • Apples – 3, peeled, de-seeded, chopped into small pieces
  • Lime juice – 1 teaspoon, adjust
  • Granulated white sugar – 1/3 cup
  • All-purpose flour – 3 tablespoons
  • Cinnamon powder – 1/2 teaspoon, adjust

Method:

1. Pre-heat oven to 220 degree C. Brush melted butter in a 12 muffin pan. For the pie crust, sift together all- purpose and salt in a bowl. Add the sugar and butter cubes. Use the tip of your fingers and crumble them until they resemble bigger crumbs.

2. Add the ice water a little at a time and gently bring them together. Do not knead.

3. Even if some of the butter is not fully incorporated, do not over knead. Just bring them together with any extra water if the dough may need.

4. Gently bring all of them together. Do not knead much.

5. Cling wrap the dough and refrigerate it for upto 4 hours or overnight.

6. For the streusel topping – Add all the ingredients in a bowl.

7. Mix well with the tip of your fingers until combined well together. Set aside.

8. For the topping – Add all the ingredients in a bowl. Mix them together and let it aside for 1 hour. Collect all the liquid that is drained at the bottom. Set aside for later use. Keep the coated apple slices aside as well.

9. Take the refrigerated pie crust and use butter paper sprinkled with all-purpose flour and place the dough on top of it.

10. Sprinkle some more all-purpose flour on top of the dough and place another layer of butter paper on top. Use rolling pin to roll the dough

11. Roll the dough to a thickness of 2 mm. Remove the top layer of butter paper

12. Use a round cookie cutter and cut out circles of the dough.

13. Gently place each dough circle in the prepared muffin pans. Press them down using the tip of your fingers. If they tear or break, gently press them and smooth out. Remove the excess from the top using a knife.

14. Fill up all the cups with the dough circles. Freeze this for 30 minutes.

15. Remove from the freezer and add the apple filling in the crust. Add about a teaspoon of the liquid on top of the filling in each cup, (the liquid which was drained from the filling and set aside).

16. Add about 2 tablespoons of the streusel on top of the filling.

17. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 15 minutes at 220 degree C. Then bring the temperature to 180 degrees and bake it again for 30 to 40 more minutes until the pie becomes golden brown.

Serve it warm or at room temperature. Best served with a yummy scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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