Hey there, my fellow foodies! Today, I want to share with you one of my absolute favorite recipes that I found on the interwebs. And let me tell you, this one is a game changer. My taste buds still get all giddy just thinking about it. It’s the Nigella’s Amazing Apple Pie. Yep, you read that right. Amazing.
Apple Pie Porn
First things first, let’s feast our eyes on this beauty:
Can you just imagine taking a bite out of that crust and letting the sweet, cinnamon-y apple filling ooze onto your taste buds? It’s like heaven in your mouth.
Let’s Get Down to Business
Now, you might be thinking to yourself, “Wow, that pie looks amazing, but there’s no way I could ever make something that delicious.” But fear not, my friend. Nigella’s got your back.
Here’s what you’ll need for the crust:
- 225g plain flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon caster sugar
- 110g unsalted butter, frozen
- 2 tablespoons iced water
And for the filling, you’ll need:
- 6-7 cooking apples (depending on size)
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 75g unsalted butter
- 75g caster sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Once you’ve got everything you need, here’s what you need to do:
- Mix the flour, salt, and sugar together in a large bowl.
- Grate the frozen butter into the bowl and mix everything together until it looks like breadcrumbs.
- Add the iced water and mix until it comes together as a dough.
- Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
- While the dough is chilling, peel, core, and slice your apples.
- Melt the butter in a large saucepan and add the apples, lemon juice, sugar, and spices. Cook over low heat for about 20 minutes or until the apples are soft.
- Preheat your oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas mark 6.
- Roll out your dough on a floured surface until it’s about 5mm thick.
- Place the rolled-out pastry into a 20cm pie dish and trim the edges.
- Fill the pie with the cooked apples.
- Roll out the remaining pastry and cut it into strips.
- Use the strips to make a lattice pattern on top of the pie.
- Brush the top with milk and sprinkle some sugar on top.
- Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
And there you have it, folks. Nigella’s Amazing Apple Pie. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you for making this one. And who knows, maybe you’ll even impress your friends and family with your newfound baking skills. Happy baking!
Just One More Eyegasm
Oh, and by the way, I just want to give a quick shoutout to one of my favorite TV chefs, Nigella Lawson. You rock, girl!