Fruit turned dessert!

Old saying – “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away.” While it’ll certainly take more than a daily apple to keep healthy, it’s a step in the right direction!

Apples are sweet, healthy, easy to carry for snacking, low in calories, a natural mouth freshener!

Apples can help you improve your memory.

Apples also help with heart disease, weight loss and controlling cholesterol.

 

Here is a step by step method of preparing an Apple Pie!

Ingredients:

8 cups of sliced, peeled assorted baking apples – about 3 lbs.

2 Tablespoons of lemon juice

3/4 cup of white sugar

1/4 cup of brown sugar

1/4 cup of all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg

2 Tablespoons of butter

1 egg yolk (vegetarians can use only butter instead)

1 Tablespoon of milk

 

Procedure:

In a large bowl, add lemon juice to the sliced apples.

Now, add sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Fill pastry lined 9 inch pie pan with apple mixture. Dot it with some butter.

Place second crust on top of pie filling, cut slits on top of crust to vent and seal the edges of the crust with a fork or by hand.

In a small bowl, beat the egg yolk and milk. Brush mixture over top crust.

Bake at 425 degrees F for 15 minutes.

Reduce heat to 350 degrees F and bake 40-45 minutes more or until crust is golden and filling is bubbly.

 

Flaky Pastry Pie Crust Recipe

(Makes two 9-inch pie crusts)

Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon of salt

1 cup of butter, chilled and diced

1/2 cup of ice water

 

Procedure:

Combine the flour and salt in a large bowl.

Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Stir in the ice water, a Tablespoon at a time, until the crust mixture forms like a ball.

Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.

Sprinkle little flour onto rolling surface. Roll dough out, then divide in half. Roll each half to fit a 9-inch pie plate.

Place crust in pie plate, pressing evenly into the bottom and sides.

 

The traditional way to serve apple pie is with cheese. In many countries, apple pie is served with ice cream, custard or double cream.

 

So what’s going to be your serving style?

 

Apple Facts!

Why should you eat your apples with the skin?

Most of the anti-oxidants in apples, including Quercetin, are found in the skin

Apples ripen five to six times slower when kept in the refrigerator than when left at room temperature

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