Oct 16, 2015

Ultimate Apple Pie Recipe

I love making pies. My favourite is apple pie, I have already shared a rustic apple pie and i wanted to share a updated version of it..Hence i made this one.. I used my homemade shortcrust pastry recipe. It is a fool proof recipe, i use them for all my pies, tarts and stuffs like that..

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Apple Pie
Homemade Shortcrust Pastry

This pie is so delicious, the crust is buttery the filling is sweet, cinnamony and full of delicious stuffs..It tasted great with a scoop of icecream..Yum when served hot or warm..The addition of orange juice and zest goes well with the apples..And never miss to add cinnamon and a pinch of nutmeg, it really makes the dish. And the amount of sugar totally depends on you..

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 30 mins
Baking Time : 45 to 50 mins
Serves : 6 to 8


Basic Shortcrust pastry dough (Check this for recipe) - One Batch
Butter for greasing pie dish

For Filling:
Apple- 3  peeled and sliced thinly
Sugar - 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup 
Black raisins - 2 tblspn
Cinnamon powder - 1 tsp
Nutmeg Powder - 1/4 tsp
Orange Juice - 2 tblspn
Orange Zest - 1 tsp
Salt a pinch
All Purpose Flour / Maida - 2 tblspn

For Topping:
Egg or Milk for brushing on top
Sugar - 1 tblspn for sprinkling on top


Preheat the oven to 200°C..Butter a pie plate generously and set it aside. I used a 15 cm pie dish.

Take the pastry out the prepared dough out of fridge and cut into two equal portions.

Take one of the dough and roll in between two sheets of plastic wrap. Line the pie plate with the sheet. Put this in fridge till you make filling.

Make the filling by mixing all the ingredients given for filling.

Take the other sheet and roll exactly like the same.

Fill the pie plate with the prepared filling and cover it with the other dough sheet.

Fold the rim and using a fork pinch the sides of the rim.Take a knife and make slashes in the centre of the dough.

Brush the top with some milk or egg wash and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake this for 30 mins in 200 degree C, Now reduce the temp to 180 Degree C and bake for another 20 to 25mins. Remove it from oven and set aside.

Serve warm or chilled.

butter your pie dish
take your shortcrust pastry..RECIPE HERE
You need Basic Shortcrust pastry dough 
(Check this for recipe)
cut it in half
Spread a sheet of plastic wrap
place half of the pastry 

cover with another sheet of plastic

roll it out

roll pretty thinly

check whether the pastry is bigger than the dish

peel off the wrap

take it carefully 

flip it over the pie dish

press it carefully

line the pie dish evenly

peel off the plastic sheet

Now it is lined..You can put this in fridge till 
you make the filling
Take all your ingredients

Take some crunchy and juicy apples

Peel it

Cut it in half

Quarter them and deseed them

Slice them thinly

Take it in a bowl

Add in some orange juice

add in sugar

Add in some flour

Add in cinnamon

Add in orange zest

Now add in some raisans

Add a pinch of nutmeg

toss well

Spoon this over the pie
roll the other sheet
Cover with other rolled pastry

Pinch off the sides

Use a fork to seal the sides

Now it is done

Make few slashes on top

like this


Brush top with some milk or egg wash

Sprinkle some sugar on top and bake

Baked till golden and bubbly..

Cool a bit

Slice and serve\


  1. This came out soooo well, thanks Aarthi..

  2. Hi.. Tried this today and it came out perfect. I now have a perfect pie base recipe which i will keep forever. Apple pie tasted absolutely yummy and pie came out amazingly flaky crispy and just perfect. Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe. 😃

  3. I'm a beginner in baking. This pie came out to be flawless and delicious! Thanks for the awesome recipe.. house is filled with this aroma... :)

  4. hi. i dont have microwave oven. can i bake it in cooker?

  5. Can i use lemon juice & lemon zest instead of Orange?


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