Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Apple Crumble Pie


Have been wanting to bake an apple pie, which taste like McDonald. Initially i thought McDonald apple pie was make from puff pastry, but after doing some research i realised that the loving apple pie that i ate was deep fry type, which i find it very unhealthy for my kids to eat. So i google the website for some easy and delicious pie to satisfied my craving.

 Here i have to  thanks Janine for hosting this month event or i will never found these and they are really yummy :O "I am submitting this to Aspiring Bakers #10: Easy as Pie (August 2011), hosted by Janine of Not the Kitchen Sink!"

Ingredients (Makes 12-13 Tarts)
Sweet pastry
- 125g cold butter, (cut into cube)
- 30g icing sugar
- 1 egg yolk, (i used large egg, weighing 70g egg yolk)
- 180g plain flour
-1/4 tsp salt

Filling
- 5 green apple, (skin remove, encore and diced)
- 45g brown sugar
- 30g butter
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp potato starch, (mix with 1 tsp water)


Crumble topping
- 40g cold butter
- 35g caster sugar
- 45g plain flour
-20g ground almond


Method
Sweet pastry
  1. Sift flour and icing sugar together and add salt.
  2. Using a pastry cutter cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resemble bread crumb.
  3. Add egg yolk and mix till soft dough form. Put it into the fridge to chill for at least 30 mins.
  4. Take out the pastry, put in between 2 sheets of plastic or baking paper. Roll into thin sheet about 0.5cm.
  5. Remove one sheet, invert and place pastry to cover the tarts moulds.
  6. Spread pastry to cover and press the side to remove excess pastry.
  7. Repeat till pastry are used up and put it back into the fridge for chill for 30 mins.
Filling
  1. Put all ingredients into a pot except the corn flour and water.
  2. Using low heat cook the apple till soft.
  3. Add the potato starch with the water mix well, slowly pour in the mixture and stir till thicken.
  4. Remove and set aside to cool.
Crumble topping
  1. Sift flour and ground almond. Add in the sugar and mix well.
  2. Using a pastry cutter cut the butter into the flour mixture until it resemble bread crumb.
  3. Put it into the fridge to chill until use.
Assemble tart
  1. Take the tarts out from fridge and spoon filling into the tarts (i used 3 tsp full in 1 tart).
  2. Sprinkle crumble topping onto it and bake in a preheated oven for 25 mins or until slightly browned.
  3. Remove tarts and cool on rack.
Some parts of the filling and crumble topping was fully adapted from Happy Flour. Thank you Happy Flour for sharing these finger licking pie. http://happyflour.blogspot.com/2011/02/apple-crumble-pie.html


Notes:
  • Sweet pastry was prepared 1 day in advanced. Do not over mixed the dough or it will be tough.
  • For sweet pastry and crumble topping can be done by rubbing in method using finger / using fork to rub / pastry cutter or food processor.
  • Salted butter was used in my pastry to enhance the pie. (personal preferences).






2 comments:

Anncoo said...

Looks very yummy. Just in time for breakfast :D

Zoe said...

I would prefer these tarts than the "Mcdonald" ones. These are great!