Friday, October 3, 2008

Sweet As Apple Pie

This is not my pie. The post just looked really dull without a photo.


1 cup flour
1/2 cup vegan margarine (I use Olivani Lite)
1/4 cup chilled water


5 deece sized apples, or thereabouts
Brown sugar

Preheat oven to 230°C

Filling: Peel, quarter, core and cut apples into chunks which are suitable for a pie. Roughly the size of a 10 sent piece (bit bigger, maybe?), I guess but you know, not circular, or flat. Or you could make them circular, that'd be pretty sweet, it'd just take ages. Put apple pieces in pot with enough water to cover them, put on the pot lid, bring to boil then turn the heat down and let them simmer till they are sufficiently soft. Once soft, drain the apps and season to your taste with cinnamon, brown sugar and nutmeg.

Crust: Cut margarine into flour until it looks somewhat breadcrumb-ish. Add water bit by bit until it all sticks together, dough like. You probably won't need the whole amount of water, so do it bit by bit! I used the whole amount and it was too sticky to roll out, had to add extra flour. You can do that if you want, I guess. Roll out into a pie shaped ... shape, bung into pie tin. It should have bits hanging over the edge. Remember to leave some dough out for the pie top, idiot.

Pour āporos into crust covered pie tin. Sprinkle over some extra cinnamon/nutmeg/sugs etc if you are so inclined. Roll out remaining dough, place over apples. Flip in the hanging bits and pinch around the edges to make a sweet crust. I don't recommend a Pizza Hutt-esque cheesy crust for this pie. Although cheese and apple ain't that bad together. You could try it. Vegan cheese, of course.

Place the pie lovingly in the oven. After 10 minutes, lower temperature to 175°C. Bake for another 20 - 30 minutes. I did mine for about 25 minutes, and the top was sweet as, but the bottom could've been a bit more cooked. So maybe 30 minutes is good. It should be a lovely golden brown colour. If it is black, you have cooked it too long. Better luck next time.

Serve with soy icecream, or if you're cheap like us, soy milk, which is pretty fucking good too.

NB: You can throw some sugar and cinnamon into the crust mixture if you like a sweet, sweet pie. Also don't go easy on the sugar when seasoning the apples. It's not suppose to be healthy, it's suppose to be delicious.

Sorry, no pictures, this pie was literally gone within 10 minutes of coming out of the oven.


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