Monday, February 14, 2011
We love apple pie.. specially next to a scoop of vanilla ice cream, just when the pie is hot. YUM!! This recipe was from the book 'Soufrat Anaheed al Shaheya'. The author is a Lebanese chef that not only has delicious Middle Eastern recipes, but also International ones.
I took a step-by-step picture collage of how it was made, so hope it makes it easier. ENJOY!
Adapted from Sufrat Anaheed Al Shahiyah (translated from Arabic)
2 cups of flour for all purposes
4 and half tablespoon of sugar
half teaspoon of cinnamon powder
3/4 cup of butter cut into small pieces
3 tablespoon of guee (Crisco) with taste of butter
4 and half tablespoon of cold water
3-4 cups of golden apple peeled and cut into small tiny pieces
2 tablespoon butter
1 cup of raisin
1/3 cup of brown sugar
1/3 cup of normal sugar
1 teaspoon of cinnamon powder
1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
1/2 cup of water Vanilla
2 teaspoon of corn flour mixed with little water
1/2 cup of finely cut walnuts
1 egg to paint the top surface
How to make the dough:
Mix the sugar with the flour and the cinnamon. Add butter pieces and the ghee, and water and mix to reach a somehow wet dough. If the dough is a bit hard, add 1 teaspoon every time until reaching the best. Arrange the dough in a circular shape, then save it in the fridge (fold transparent paper on it for protection) and keep it in the fridge for an hour.
Mix the apples with the butter, raisins, and both kind of sugar, cinnamon and the nutmeg, plus half cup of water and take it to heat until starts boiling. Add the corn flour mixed with little water and the vanilla. Mix a little until becomes a little harder. Turn off the heat and take it out to cool off. Take half of the dough and arrange it at the bottom of a 28cm tray for pies. Best way to arrange the dough is by putting transparent paper below and work on it on top of it then move the dough to the tray. Put on the dough the apple mixture. Bring on the walnut and top the apple mixture with it. Then with the remaining dough arrange the last set to cover off the pie. Heat at 180 degrees until the dough becomes brown and ready. After the pie cools off, top it with powdered sugar. I served the pie with ice cream by its side, and it was amazing!!!!!
Posted by Susy at Monday, February 14, 2011