Apple Pie Recipe

Indulge in the comforting warmth of a classic American favourite - Apple Pie. As the sweet aroma of cinnamon and baked apples fills the air, this timeless dessert promises pure delight. You can prepare this culinary marvel with just a handful of pantry staples, including maida, salt, butter, apples, brown sugar, cinnamon powder, lime juice, and the luscious Nestlé MILKMAID.

Immerse yourself in the enchanting fusion of simplicity and tradition with our Apple Pie recipe, where a classic favourite takes on a delightful twist. The enchantment unfolds with a buttery, flaky crust enveloping a divine filling of thinly sliced apples, cinnamon, and a lavish drizzle of Nestlé MILKMAID. This addition of condensed milk introduces a rich creaminess that indulgently caramelizes during baking, resulting in a symphony of heavenly textures and flavours.

With the first delectable bite, experience the harmonious blend of tender apples, warm spices, and the sumptuous creaminess of condensed milk—a culinary masterpiece that transports you to a realm of pure bliss.

Be it a cherished family gathering, a festive holiday feast, or a quiet evening at home, our easy Apple Pie recipe guarantees to be a timeless indulgence. Prepare to relish the simplicity and decadence of this classic dessert—a true slice of Americana in every mouthful!

You can expand your dessert repertoire with our collection of simple yet delectable recipes, such as the irresistible Pineapple Upside Down Cake, the comforting Apple Crumble, and the exotic Babusa with Almonds.

  • Servings - 6
  • Preparation - 30 Min
  • Cooking - 45 Min

Ingredients for Apple Pie

For Pie Crust

  • 1 Nestlé MILKMAID Mini
  • 2½ cup (250 gms) Maida (All-purpose Flour)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 100 gms Butter
  • 1/3 cup Cold Water

For Filling

  • 4 cups Apples, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tsp Brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 1 tbsp Lime juice
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tbsp Maida

How to make Apple Pie

  • Step 1: Preheat oven to 180⁰ C. Lightly grease an 8” loose bottom pie dish and dust with flour.
  • Step 2: In a large bowl, place maida with salt. Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture resembles bread crumbs. Add cold water little by little and gather the flour into a dough. Wrap in a cling film and keep in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.
  • Step 3: Take out the dough and place it on a floured surface, roll out the dough and cut into a circle 2” wider than the pie dish. Keep aside the extra dough.
  • Step 4: Place this dough carefully over the pie dish and press it into the pan, covering the sides. Trim the edges so it covers the rim of the dish.
  • Step 5: Prick with a fork at the bottom and on the sides. Bake in preheated oven for 15-20 minutes till the pie crust is lightly brown. Take it out of the oven.

For Filling:

  • Step 1: Now place apple slices in a bowl, sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon, and lime juice, and 1 tbsp maida. Mix well.
  • Step 2: Spread apples in the pie crust and pour Nestlé MILKMAID over the apples. Dot with half of the butter.
  • Step 3: Roll out the rest of the dough into ¼ thick sheet. Cut into strips. Place the strips, like an interwoven lattice, over the apple layer. Brush with the rest of the butter and bake in the hot oven for 25-30 minutes till the top turns golden brown.
  • Step 4: Remove from oven, cool, and carefully take out from the pie dish onto a serving plate. Slice and serve.

Tips to Make Apple Pie

  • Select tart and sweet apples to create a deliciously balanced filling.
  • Ensure all ingredients remain chilled, including using cold water, and handle the dough with care to avoid a tough crust.
  • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to prevent it from sticking.
  • During the rolling process, maintain a gentle touch and avoid excessive rolling.
  • When filling the pie dough, leave approximately 1 inch of space around the edges to allow the crust to rise properly.

FAQs on Apple Pie

1. Do I need pre-cooked apples to prepare the pie?

No, you need not pre-cook apples for our Cinnamon Apple Pie recipe. The baking process will sufficiently cook the apples, allowing them to soften and release their natural flavours, creating a delicious and tender filling.

2. What makes an Apple Pie dry?

Excessive flour can dry your Apple Pie. After combining ingredients, the dough should easily stick together when pinched. If it doesn't, add more water to achieve the proper consistency.

3. Why is my homemade Cinnamon Apple Pie watery?

One of the most common reasons for a watery Apple Pie is inadequate baking time. Ensure the pie is baked thoroughly, allowing the filling to thicken and the crust to become golden brown. Let it cool for at least three hours or even overnight if it's slightly runny. This allows the juices to settle and the filling to fully set.

4. How do you store Apple Pie?

To ensure your Apple Pie remains delectable, store it in the refrigerator, either covered with a lid or in an airtight container. This method keeps it fresh for up to four days. However, it's essential to regularly check its appearance and aroma to confirm its quality before consumption.

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