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Easy Apple Pie

My first attempt at making an apple pie was on my Wedding Anniversary. I made up my mind that the day's menu would wind up with a home made dessert. Well, After work that day, I started building my dessert
Its not difficult as some would expect. in fact the ingredients are home friendly and you don't need to run around to exotic stores looking for them.
                                                                                                     
My Ingredients.                                                        

  • 2 cups flour(1/2 cup for dusting your board during kneading)
  • 1/2 cup cold butter(divided in 2)
  • 1/4 cup sugar (divided in 2)
  • 5 medium sized sweet apples, peeled ,cored and sliced or diced.
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon, if you are using cinnamon sugar, you can eliminate the sugar from the recipe.
  • 3 tablespoons cold water
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter for brushing
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. Toss the lemon juice and apples together and set aside, this prevents browning of the apples while you make the pastry.
  2. Combine the butter and flour and mix till the mixture crumbles.,add (the first half)of the sugar and mix well, Add the cold water in tablespoons,bit by bit till you get a dough. knead the dough,cover with a cling film and set aside.
  3. In a sauce pan, combine the apples, cinnamon, the second half of the sugar,nutmeg,cook for about 3 minutes to allow the spices get into the apples.
  4. Bring out your pastry divide into 2, knead it and set one half inside a pie dish, pour the apple mixture into the pastry and put some cubes of butter on the mixture, 
  5. Use the second kneaded half of the pastry to cover the pie, crimp the edges and use a fork to puncture the top gently.
  6. Brush with butter and bake in a preheated oven at 200 degrees centigrade for 20 minutes, when it starts to brown, reduce the heat to about 180 degrees centigrade and cook for another 40 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool and serve with vanilla ice cream or eat it unaccompanied. 
I promise to upload step by step pictures the next time I make this.

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