Super Flaky Apple Pie
 
 
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Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Dessert
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: American
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
For the Crust
  • 240 gr. / 8.5 oz. All-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 113 gr. / 4 oz. cream cheese, full or low fat
  • 142 gr. / 5 oz. cold butter
  • 43 to 57 gr. / 1.5 to 2 oz. ice water
For the Filling
  • About 3 to 4 apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 5 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • Juice of half lemon
  • Pinch of salt
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
For the Crust
  1. In your stand mixer using the paddle or in a food processor, add the flour, the cream cheese and salt.
  2. If you are using the mixer, mix until crumbles are formed.
  3. If you are using the food processor with just a few pulses the crumbles are ready.
  4. Cut the cold butter into pieces and incorporate it into your flour batter not completely but leave some small butter pieces visible.
  5. Pour slowly, slowly the 43 gr. / 1.5 oz. of cold water and toss.
  6. If the dough holds together then it is ready.
  7. If it is too dry, sprinkle some more water tbsp by tbsp, just enough to make the dough stick together.
  8. Divide the dough in two pieces one larger than the othe,r so as to be the base of the pie.
  9. Flatten them both into round disks, wrap them well and place them in the fridge for minimum 30 minutes.
  10. While the dough rests peacefully in the fridge, let’s make the filling.
For the Filling
  1. When you cut the apples pour the lemon juice.
  2. In a bowl combine sugar, cinnamon, ground cloves, flour and salt.
  3. Take a large skillet and add the butter in medium heat.
  4. Add the apples and the sugar/cinnamon mix.
  5. Toss and let them cook for about ten minutes or until the sugar has completely melted and the apples have started to soften.
  6. Remove and put aside.
  7. Preheat oven to 175° C / 375° F.
  8. Take the crusts out of the fridge.
  9. Take the large one and flatten it even more to reach about 30 cm / 12 in. diameter and place it in a buttered pie pan with diameter 28 cm / 11 in.
  10. Throw the apples on top and arrange them so as to cover all the surface of the dough.
  11. Flatten the other dough disk to reach 26 cm / 10 in.
  12. Place it over the apples and seal the edges.
  13. Brush with a beaten egg and put in the oven.
  14. Bake until the crust is golden brown and you can see some bubbling from the filling around the edges about 25 to 35 minutes.
  15. Remove from the oven, let it rest for 10 to 15 minutes and then serve with a dollop of vanilla ice cream.
Notes/ Σημειώσεις
Recipe for crust adapted from King Arthur's flour
Recipe by Culinary Flavors at http://www.culinaryflavors.gr/super-flaky-apple-pie/