Sunday, April 22, 2007

Apple Pie/Crumble


I’ve messed with this recipe so much I’m honestly not quite sure what to call this anymore; it can pass off for a cross-breed of apple pie + apple crumble. Whatever you choose to call it, it’s always well received whenever I bring it for potlucks. Really easy to throw together when you’re short of time (or struggling to make roti canai at the same time like I was the last time I made this for a potluck).

Ingredients:
(A)
170g butter, melted
1 ½ cups all purpose flour
¾ cup brown sugar
1 cup oats (I’ve used both the instant and slow cooking types before, recipe seems to work for both)

(B)
½ cup sugar
1 cup water
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon powdered cinnamon

(C)
2 ½ cups apples, peeled, cored, and cubed
¼ cup raisins

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 180C. You’ll need an 8 inch pie dish for this recipe.
2. Mix together flour, brown sugar, and oats in a large bowl. Pour in melted butter and mix everything well with your hands till you have a crumbly dough. Set aside about one cup of the dough, press the rest evenly into the bottom and sides of pie dish.
3. Simmer sugar, water and cornstarch over a medium heat, stirring occasionally, till mixture thickens. Stir in vanilla, powdered cinnamon, cubed apples and raisins.
4. Spoon the fruit mix into the prepared pie dish. Top off with the reserved cup of dough. Bake in the oven for about 40-50 minutes, or till the crust is a nice golden brown.

5 comments:

Mike said...

Oh my gosh that looks good :-O

I just gave a ya nomination on the blogger's choice site for "Best Food Blog". Any blog that makes me so hungry deserves to be nominated :)

~Bee Nee~ said...

mike: aww.. that's really nice of you =D I'm still new at blogging though so I don't have many readers yet.. but it's a really sweet thought. Thanks!

Mike said...

It's the thought that counts, right? :) I actually got nominated for a couple awards and it helped get me a few more visitors, so maybe it will do the same for you =)

The nomination is showing up on their site now :D

Click and see!

~Bee Nee~ said...

Mike: Thanks again =) You made my day!

Mike said...

Awww, you're welcome :)

Keep showing off those terribly yummy looking pictures along with your recipes and it shouldn't be too long before folks take notice =)