Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Individual Apple Pies

Pie. π. 3.14.  No matter what way you want to put it, it's still awesome.  I love pie so much that if my mom takes the first bite I cry like a baby.  I don't think she will ever let me live that down.  It's okay though, now I don't have to share ever again cause there are no slices, the whole thing is mine.  That and if she tries it again I'll break her fingers.  Not really though, cause she would seriously kick my ass.  Especially now that I can't just sit on her.

 This lovely little recipe is brought to you, via me, from Eating Out Loud.  It's an awesome website for all things food and I highly suggest you give it a look see.  But for now, PIE! 



AP Flour, Butter, Water, Apples, Salt, Brown Sugar and Grøtdryss.  You can use plain old cinnamon and sugar, but I had this so that's what I'm using. 


 PREHEAT YOUR OVEN TO 350F/175C

 
First things first, mix together your flour, butter and salt.  You want it blended enough that it looks like this. It should look mealy, but there shouldn't be any large pieces of butter.



  Add in the water 1 Tablespoon at a time until your dough comes together and looks like this. You may have to add more water, which is fine.  Do it one Tablespoon at a time.

Cover the dough with plastic wrap and let it hang out and watch you prepare the apples.


 Peel, core and cube your apples.  Toss them with the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt.


Grab your dough!


 Press it into a log shape, then slice it into 6 pieces.  Roll each piece out into a circle that will fit whichever dish you decide to use, it's up to you.



 
Press three of the dough rounds into the base of the ramekins or dish you are using.  Try to get it pressed into the bottom as well as you can.  Check out that picture, it's all artistic.



 Fill those suckers up with the apples, then top them with the three remaining rounds.  You can get all kinds of fancy.


Bake, wait.


 Shove it in your face.


 
Recipe as stated below makes 2 PIES.  I doubled this recipe to get 3.

Crust 
1 Cup Flour
5 Tablespoons (60g) Butter, Cold
Pinch of Salt
2-3 Tablespoons Cold Water
(Note: I put a teaspoon of sugar in my crust as well)

Cut butter into flour, add salt. Mix until well combined and has a mealy texture. Add water until dough forms, cut into 4 pieces and roll into rounds.  Place one round in the bottom of each dish.

Filling
1-2 Apples, Granny Smith or another tart baking apple is best
2-3 Teaspoons Brown Sugar
1 Teaspoon Flour
1/2 Teaspoon Cinnamon
Pinch Salt
1 Tablespoon Butter, divided

Peel, core and cube apples.  Add brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and salt, toss to combine.  Place into ramekins and top with 1/2 Tablespoon butter per dish. Top with remaining dough round.

Bake at 375F/175C for 45 minutes. 
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