Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Apple-Cinnamon Pie

apple-cinnamon pie

I was craving for cinnamon bread (again) and was planning to bake a few when I thought of baking apple pie instead so I could use up the apples lingering in our fruit basket for almost a week now.  So there, I baked one.  I struggled to remember the recipe and how Lolo Claudio (one of Puratos’ Baker & Patissier) baked his apple pie before because I don’t have the exact recipe with me.

Nonetheless, I came up with one recipe and you can see it below.  The picture of the end product is above. My husband, a non-sweet tooth person, said it was too sweet and didn’t enjoy it.  But the rest of our housemates liked it. The kids though said that it didn’t look like mcdonald’s applie pie.  Of course it won’t :-)   How will I explain that mcdonald is using a puff pastry as pie shell and mine is just the basic pie crust?  I bet one answer will lead to more questions so I just smiled at them.

Anyway, here’s my simple apple-cinnamon pie that I am going to make again sometime even though my husband do not like it (Dear, it’s meant for dessert!!!)

Oh, I ran short of flour so I was only able to make the base pie crust and used streusels to cover the pie :-)


Pie crust – see my Short Crust Pastry.
Apple, sliced thinly -  5 pieces
Caramel Sauce with cinnamon

Ingredients for the Cinnamon-Caramel Sauce

Caramel sauce – see my recipe Caramel Sauce,
Cinnamon powder – 3 g.

Ingredients for the Streusel

All Purpose Flour -60 g.
Sugar – 40 g.
butter – 20g.

Cooking Procedure:

1. Make the Pie crust as per my recipe instruction for my Short Crust Pastry.  Bake it Blindly until it’s lightly brown
2. Make the Cinnamon-Caramel Sauceas per my recipe instructions for the Caramel Sauce,  just add cinnamon. Set aside to cool down.
3. Make the streusel.  Mix the sugar and flour together.  Add the butter and rub it on the sugar-flour mixture until you get a bread-crumb like texture.
4.  Arrange the first layer of the sliced apples on the baked pie crust.  Drizzle with half of the Cinnamon-Caramel Sauce.  Place another layer of sliced apple on top of the first layer then drizzle with the remaining Cinnamon-Caramel Sauce.  Sprinkle with the streusels.
5.  Baked at 200 degrees Celsius for 30 minutes or until the apples are soft.

Serve with sugarless tea or coffee.

Makes one 9”-diameter apple-cinnamon pie sliced into 12. Here’s the estimated Nutritional values per slice based on the ingredients used.

Calories :  261.75 kcalTotal Fat:  12.15 g.
Cholesterol :  19.93 mg.Saturated fat :  9.14 g.
Protein :  2.85 gDietary fiber :  2.60 g.
Sodium :  89.12 g.Carbohydrate :  35.91 g.


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