August 28, 2006

Crispy Apple Pie

Nigella's Apple Pie

The same Sunday, I also tried a Nigella Lawson recipe from a French issue of delicious a few years back, on loan from Amy. It turned out to be spectacular: light, crispy, buttery, with the clean taste of Granny Smiths (sans cinnamon). Well, I also associate cinnamon with the heartier American Apple Pies, and I like the elegantly simple French version with just some lemon juice in the apple-soaking water.

Posted by Karen at August 28, 2006 06:58 PM in food & drinks

convenient to email me the recipe? my fiance loves apple pies.

Posted by: Vivian at August 29, 2006 09:32 PM

This one’s very simple.

One pack ready-made puff pastry (I used Pampas)
2–3 Granny Smiths, peeled
2 tablespoons caster sugar
1 tablespoon melted butter
lemon juice

Preheat oven to 220°C.
Roll out pastry and score a 1.5cm border all round.
Refrigerate pastry for 10 mins.
You can get on with the core and slice the apples, soaking them in lemon juice while they wait to be slice. This prevents them from browning.
Sprinkle 1 tbsp of sugar on the pastry. Try not to get them on the 1.5cm border.
Pat the apple slices dry and arrange in neat rows on the pastry.
Brush with melted butter.
Sprinkle with remaining sugar.
Bake for 20 – 25 mins.

You can try drizzling some honey over it if you don’t find it sweet enough. Or serve with ice-cream.

Lemme know how yours goes.

Posted by: Karen at August 29, 2006 09:52 PM

i loooooved this! very nice hot from the oven with some vanilla ice cream.

Posted by: jimmy at August 29, 2006 10:31 PM

looks uber delicious!

Posted by: sheryo at August 30, 2006 02:41 PM


Posted by: dorothy loh at August 31, 2006 12:13 AM

nice shot! ohoh.. it looked real delicious~~ hee.. btw may i know wat camera you use? cos.. all the pics you took are great! best of all~~ not yellowish! hee..

Posted by: yum at August 31, 2006 09:46 PM

It’s not the camera, it’s the photographer! :)

Posted by: Karen at August 31, 2006 10:15 PM

Thanks Yum. I use a Nikon D70 with a 60mm macro lens.

Posted by: jimmy at August 31, 2006 10:18 PM

hi! where can you find good granny smith apples? will normal red apples do? or are they really the green ones? and where did you buy your ready-made pastry? sorry, i’m really just an amateur in baking. =P

Posted by: jaime at September 1, 2006 05:20 PM

omigosh!!! this looks so good yet so easy to make.

Posted by: Kisane at September 2, 2006 01:40 AM

hi~~ it’s been awhile since i visit ur blog again~~ ohohx.. thanks for ur reply! of course! the photographer does matters! ohoh.. same for food~~ no good cook.. no good food! haa..

Posted by: yum at September 29, 2006 01:04 AM
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