Apple Pie

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Every year I prepare myself for a big speech on the first of April. I clear my throat, clean my fingers to type in long posts and what not! Because first of April means two things to me. Its the mega Blogging Marathon month. Secondly, its when I celebrate my blog anniversary.

My blog, which I started off as an year long project, is now five years old and its still here, alive and kicking :-). Its hard to believe that its almost half as old as my son!

A good way to celebrate this would be with some sweet and that’s what I have for you all here. A good ol’ apple pie! Why apple pie? Because I have chosen ‘popular American cuisine’ as the theme for this month’s mega marathon. What’s a more American than an apple pie!?!

This month it is an alphabetical exploration of any one country’s cuisine or a choice of four Indian states for the Mega BM. I have chosen American cuisine and this is Day 1. So scroll down for a pictorial on how to make an apple pie and then some more for a lot more pictures.

See you tomorrow with a recipe for the alphabet B!

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Pictorial

Peel and slice the apples. You can choose the same kind or mix up 3-4 varieties, about 6 medium apples in total. Add into a big bowl with half a lemon’s juice (about 1 tablespoon lemon juice).

Add 3/4th cup sugar (brown or white), 3/4th teaspoon ground cinnamon, a good pinch of salt and ground nutmeg and two tablespoon flour. Mix well and set aside.

Place a ready made pie crust on a 9″pie dish which is not greased. Press firmly against the sides and bottom so that there is no gap in between.Add the apple filling to the pie crust. There will be a lot of liquid in the filling. Add that as well.

Cover with the second crust. Make slits for steam to escape. Bake the pie in a preheated oven at 400F for about 50-55 minutes or until the top is golden. Place the pie in a tray when it goes into the oven as the liquid inside might bubble over.  Once out of the oven, let it rest for at least 3 hours before slicing it.

Recipe source: Pillsbury

Ingredients:

  • 6-7 medium apples, peeled and sliced
  • 3/4 cup sugar, brown or white
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • a good pinch salt and ground nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoon all purpose flour
  • 2 ready made pie crusts or home made crusts

Method:

  1. Peel and slice the apples. You can choose the same kind or mix up 3-4 varieties.
  2. Add into a big bowl with half a lemon’s juice (about 1 tablespoon lemon juice).Add 3/4th cup sugar (brown or white), 3/4th teaspoon ground cinnamon, a good pinch of salt and ground nutmeg and two tablespoon flour. Mix well and set aside.
  3. Place a ready made pie crust on a 9″pie dish which is not greased. Press firmly against the sides and bottom so that there is no gap in between.Add the apple filling to the pie crust. There will be a lot of liquid in the filling. Add that as well.
  4. Cover with the second crust. Make slits for steam to escape.
  5. Bake the pie in a preheated oven at 400F for about 50-55 minutes or until the top is golden. Place the pie in a tray when it goes into the oven as the liquid inside the might bubble over.
  6. Once out of the oven, let it rest for at least 3 hours before slicing it.

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Check out the Blogging Marathon page for recipes from other participants.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 63

This post also goes to A to Z blogging.

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24 thoughts on “Apple Pie

  1. gayathriraani says:

    I look forward to your posts because I love your writing. Happy blog anniversary. Apple pie looks delicious with the scoop of ice cream. Nice start to the BM.

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  2. Srivalli says:

    Happy Birthday to your wonderful blog..may you continue to entertain us for many many years more..I love apple pie, its one of the first dish I baked many many years ago..:)…and your setup looks so neat..:)

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  3. Priya Suresh says:

    Happy blog anniversary Rajani,keep on going gal. Wow, American cuisine, simply superb, waiting eagerly to see all your lipsmacking American dishes. Irresistible apple pie Rajani, wish to finish that slice rite now.

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  4. Amara says:

    American cuisine, interesting selection Rajani. The piece of apple pie is just mouthwatering:) congrats on your 5 year anniversary with the blog…

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  5. pradnya says:

    congratulations…some time this month even i would celebrate it..dont remember the date for a change….this apple pie has bought me over…am going to make one this weekend to indulge…and love ur theme…american cuisine

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  6. PJ says:

    American cuisine for a month!! Am looking forward to it Rajani. The apple pie looks Scrumptious. Wish we got ready to use crusts here…

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  7. usha says:

    Happy blog anniversary, Rajani! Looking forward to your dishes under American cuisine. After learning your theme, I am curious and excited to know what all you have come up with, since this is a vegetarian blog.

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  8. Pavani says:

    First of all Happy Blog Anniversary Rajani.
    Secondly, what an amazing theme you picked — popular American dishes. I wish I was half as creative as you in coming up with a theme :-(
    Apple pie looks stunning — perfectly made. Can’t wait to see what you made for the letter B.

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  9. cookingwithsapana says:

    Happy blog anniversary Rajani.Love your theme it would be fun to see A to Z vegetarian versions of Classic American dishes.Apple pie looks so perfect .

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  10. ruchi indu says:

    HAppy birthday to your blog and what a theme – american cuisines for a month. Looks like my bookmark links will burst this month. Looking forward to your american recipes

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  11. Nalini says:

    Nice choice of theme and wonderful start up,looking forward to the recipes.Apple pie with ice cream looks gorgeous and tempting..

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