Apple Pie: This Sweet Delight Is Worth Digging Into
Image Credit: Pixabay, Apple Pie

When it comes to hanging out with friends, one of the places that comes to mind is McDonalds. Growing up, we all have loved the flavours of those burgers, McPuffs, soft serves and happy meals (well, those were loved because of the toys which used to come with the meal). 

Another iconic thing that has made its way from the western world to India is the pie. From mud pie to the chocolate ones, the younger generations have started obsessing over this sweet treat. Interestingly, this popular American dessert wasn’t even invented in America. This dessert has its roots from Egypt and Greece. 

The Greeks used to make pie as a savoury dish with an open pastry shell with meat fillings. Later, people started filling goat cheese, honey, and layers of pastry dough with a bottom and a top crust. But the pie that has got the most number of eyeballs is the Apple Pie, which was invented by the Britishers and brought to the colonies by European settlers. The dish quickly caught on and became an all-time favourite. 

So, let’s try mixing these two favourite food items into one. Here’s the recipe for Apple Pie. 

Source: Pixabay

    450 gms plain flour

    2 tsp sugar

    1 tsp salt

    250 gm cold butter

    50 gm freeze dried apples

    200 ml water

    2 tsp cherry jam

    50 gm butter

    2 tsp golden syrup

    1 tsp lemon juice

    100 gm sugar

    A pinch of salt

    250 gm peeled cooking apples

    Oil for frying


1.    Grab a large mixing bowl. Now, add flour, sugar and salt in the bowl and mix well.

2.    Add butter to the flour, and then grate on a large grater into the flour.

3.    Make sure to keep adding the butter and the grater to the flour to stop the butter from sticking in the mould.

4.    Mix the grated butter to the flour and then slowly and steadily keep on adding water to bring the mixture together. 

5.    Roughly, shape it into a flat triangle and cover it with a cling film. Leave the dough for at least 30 minutes.

6.    Blitz the frozen dried apples into a powder with the help of a food processor. 

7.    Take a saucepan and warm it a little. Add butter, golden syrup, lemon juice, sugar, salt and spice into it and warm cook until the sugar is dissolved. 

8.    Now, add the chopped apples in the pan and cook for 5 minutes or until the apples start to soften. 

9.    Add the cherry jam in the mixture and cook for 2 more minutes. Now, add the powdered apple. 

10.    Take the mixture off the heat and let it cool. 

11.    Roll the pastry dough out to 4mm thick and cut it into six 15*12 cm rectangles. 

12.    Put 2 tsp of apple and cherry filling on one long side of each pastry rectangle. Fold the pastry over and seal its edges with water. Now use a fork to crimple the edges properly sealing the pastry. 

13.    Fry these rectangles for 8 minutes at 180 degrees. 

14.    Let it cool and enjoy.