Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Apple Pie

Last weekend was Thanksgiving weekend, so I decided to make an apple pie. I had never tasted a pie until a friend got one for thanksgiving last year. I loved it, and it didn't seem much difficult to make! Later I got the frozen pie crusts from Trader Joe's and had made the apple pie once. It was delicious, especially when it was freshly baked, but after a couple of days I did not enjoy it that much. The reason was the base was not baked as nicely as the rest of the crust. So I did more research this time and the result was superb. In fact, this time the pie tasted better with more time!! Here I am sharing the recipe and few tips.


  • One 9" Pie crust
  • 5 Apples
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon Powder
  • 1/4 Tsp Nutmeg Powder
  • 3 Tbsp All-purpose flour
  • 3 Tsp butter
  • 1 Cup Brown Sugar

  1. Thaw the frozen pie crust completely for about an hour.
  2. In the mean time, mix in 2 Tbsp sugar with the flour, and cut in butter until the mixture becomes crumbly.
  3. Peel, core and cut apples into thin slices.
  4. Arrange the pie crust in about 1-inch deep pie dish. Fit it properly inside the dish, and press the edge of the crust over the slanted surface of pie dish.
  5. Preheat the oven at 400 degrees F.
  6. Arrange the apple slices in the pie crust. Sprinkle remaining sugar, cinnamon powder and nutmeg powder over the apples.
  7. Spread the crumbs over this evenly.
  8. Put the pie dish in a bigger baking sheet and bake in the oven for 35 minutes.
  9. Check with a knife if the pie is done, or bake for few more minutes. Let it cool for one hour and serve.


  • The fruits and sugar make the base soggy. To bake the base properly, prick the base of the crust with a fork. Also, I baked the pie at 400F for first 20 minutes, and at 350 for next 20 minutes.
  • If you like sprinkle some sugar between layers of apple slices instead of adding all in the end.
  • The cinnamon & nutmeg powder give a fragrant aroma to the pie. Vary the quantity according to your taste. Also, add a pinch of cinnamon + nutmeg powder in the crumbs.
  • You could use white sugar in this recipe, but I tried it with brown sugar this time and I liked it more.

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