This is a tried, tested, tasted and loved recipe of apple pie by a very dear friend of 

mine.She is  an amazing chef.

My taste buds can never ever forget the flavour of Chocolate cake she made, so many 

years ago.

Here is the picture of     

                                               THE APPLE PIE


You can make this one yourself too .Here is the recipe:




i) 2 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour , plus extra for dusting

ii) 1 teaspoon table salt

iii) 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

iv) 12 tablespoons unsalted butter , chilled, cut into 1/4-inch pieces

8 tablespoons vegetable shortening (chilled)

vi) 6-8 tablespoons ice water


i)- 2 pounds Granny Smith (green)apples (4 medium)

ii)- 2 pounds McIntosh (red) apples (4 medium)

iii)-3/4 cup granulated sugar

iv)- 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice

v)- 1 teaspoon lemon zest from 1 medium lemon

vi)-1/4 teaspoon table salt

vii)-1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

viii)-1/8 teaspoon ground all spice

ix)-1 egg white, beaten lightly

x)-1 tablespoon granulated sugar, for topping


Pulse flour, salt, and sugar in a food processor workbowl fitted with the steel blade.

 Add butter and pulse to mix in five 1-second bursts. Add shortening and continue 

pulsing until flour is pale yellow and resembles coarse cornmeal, four or five more 1-

second pulses. 

Turn mixture into medium bowl. (To do this by hand, freeze the butter 

and shortening, grate it into the flour using the large holes of a box grater, and rub the 

flour-coated pieces between your fingers for a minute until the flour turns pale yellow 

and coarse.)

Sprinkle 6 tablespoons ice water over mixture. With blade of rubber spatula, use 

folding motion to mix. Press down on dough with broad side of spatula until dough 

sticks together, adding up to 2 tablespoons more ice water if dough will not hold 


Squeeze dough gently until cohesive and divide into two equal balls. Flatten each into a 

4-inch-wide disk. Dust lightly with flour, wrap separately in plastic, and refrigerate at 

least 30 minutes, or up to 2 days, before rolling.

Remove dough from refrigerator. If stiff and very cold, let stand until dough is cool but 

malleable. Adjust oven rack to center position and heat oven to 425 degrees.

Roll one dough disk on a lightly floured surface into a 12-inch circle. Fold dough in 

quarters, then place dough point in center of 9-inch Pyrex regular or deep dish pie pan. 

Unfold dough.

Gently press dough into sides of pan leaving portion that overhangs lip of pie plate in

 place. Refrigerate while preparing fruit.

Peel, core, and cut apples into 1/2-to-3/4-inch slices and toss with 3/4 cup sugar and 

lemon juice and zest through allspice. 

Turn fruit mixture, including juices, into chilled pie shell and mound slightly in center.

 Roll out other dough round and place over filling. Trim top and bottom edges to 1/2 

inch beyond pan lip. Tuck this rim of dough underneath itself so that folded edge is 

flush with pan lip. 

Flute edging or press with fork tines to seal. Cut four slits at right angles on dough top.

 Brush egg white onto top of crust and sprinkle evenly with remaining 1 tablespoon 

sugar, (omit if freezing unbaked pie, see below).

Bake until top crust is golden, about 25 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 375 

degrees; continue baking until juices bubble and crust is deep golden brown, 30 to 35 

minutes longer. Transfer pie to wire rack; cool to almost room temperature, at least 4 


Do-Ahead: Freeze the unbaked pie for two to three hours, then cover it with a double 

layer of plastic wrap, and return it to the freezer for no more than two weeks. To bake, 

remove the pie from the freezer, brush it with the egg wash, sprinkle with sugar, and 

place directly into a preheated 425 degree oven. After baking it for the usual fifty-five 

minutes, reduce the oven to 325 degrees, cover the pie with foil so as not to overcook 

the crust, and bake for an additional twenty to twenty-five minutes.

Do try and tell how it was.


  1. Greattt, you arent a desi mom u are all rounder mom :)

    1. thankyou...u r sweet :) .u c all mums r all rounder.its evolution :)

  2. ohh yummm!!!!

  3. That looks absolutely delicious...I must try! :)


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