Apple Pie From Scratch

Apple Pie From Scratch

An easy to handle puff pastry made with shortening. It is about 30 minutes from the very beginning until you put it into the oven.

Ingredients: Fro 1 tart cake pan

Bread (strong) flour
80 g
Cake flour
60 g
80 g
as needed
a pinch
2 tablespoons
2 teaspoons to 2 tablespoons depending to your liking.
a little amount to your liking
Lemon juice
Corn starch
2 tablespoons
as needed
Butter to your likeing
1 to 2 block
Maple syrup to your likeing
about 2 tablespoons


1. Peel the skin of the apple and cut into quarter round. Add all ingredients from sugar to corn starch and massage in the ingredients with your hands.
2. Put the dry ingredients and salt into a bowl and add the shortening. Use a card or a fork to mix like cutting it.
3. Once the lumps of shortening are gone, add about 1/4 cups of water and mix quickly like holding a base ball. It would be ready when it becomes into one clump. If it is still apart, add a little bit more water and continue mixing.
4. When it becomes one clump, dust the surface with flour as you work and roll it out. Roll it out into a rectangle shape. Fold about 1/3 of both upper and lower ends and roll out. I think it would be fine if you repeat this folding and rolling just a few times. Cut the puff pastry into 3/5 (the lower part) and to 2/5 (the upper part). Roll out both puff pastry into a round shape.
5. Spread the bigger puff pastry on the tart cake pan and spread bread crumbs on it. Do not cut off the edge of the puff pastry because you will fold it in when you place the puff pastry for the covering.
6. Put all the apple filling in, if it becomes a big mound and even it out the as much as possible. Pour in the juice remaining in the bowl too.
7. Place the puff pastry for covering which is a little bit bigger that the tart cake pan on gently. Fold the puff pastry of the down part puff pastry like covering the edge and seal it. To seal it firmly, make a pattern on the edge for one round using a fork.
8. Make a cut to release the steam while baking and drop butter and maple syrup to the cut to your liking. You can also brush on egg on the surface for the glaze.
9. Bake in a 210℃ preheated oven for about 30 minutes. It will be more crispy and crunchy when the pie has a nice golden brown color. If you can't finish eating and have some remaining, bake it in an oven which is about 180℃ for about 10 minutes, then it will have the crispy texture again.

Story Behind this Recipe

I suddenly thought of making it, and it was pretty good, so I uploaded as a record.