Apple Pie Spice
Heady aromas of cinnamon and clove perfect for autumn baking
Why don't you try this sweet blend in your apple pies this autumn! You can even add it to all kinds of desserts, pies, crumbles and puddings. You can also use this spice blend in other apple dishes,on sweet potatoes, with fruit salad dressings, on French toast, in coffee cake and cookies...It's also rather nice on sweet potatoes!
And to make the perfect apple pie with our apple pie spice blend we recommend using the recipe we found on foodnetwork.co.uk! It's not difficult to make, it only takes half an hour to prepare and serves up to 6 to 8 people!
For the dough:
2 1/2 cups plain flour
4 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon fine salt
14 tablespoons cold butter, diced
1 large egg, lightly beaten with 2 tablespoons cold water
For the filling:
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
3 pounds baking apples (Golden Delicious,Cortland or mutsu)
2/3 cup sugar, plus more for sprinkling on the pie
1/4 cup unsalted butter
1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice
Generous pinch of ground nutmeg
1 large egg, lightly beaten
Make the dough by hand. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, and salt. Using your fingers, work the butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles yellow corn meal mixed with bean sized bits of butter. (If the flour/butter mixture gets warm, refrigerate it for 10 minutes before proceeding.) Add the egg and stir the dough together with a fork or by hand in the bowl. If the dough is dry, sprinkle up to a tablespoon more of cold water over the mixture.
Form the dough into a disk, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until thoroughly chilled, at least 1 hour.
Make the filling. Put the lemon juice in a medium bowl. Peel, halve, and core the apples. Cut each half into 4 wedges. Toss the apple with the lemon juice. Add the sugar and toss to combine evenly.
In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Add the apples, and cook, stirring, until the sugar dissolves and the mixture begins to simmer, about 2 minutes. Cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook until the apples soften and release most of their juices, about 7 minutes.
Strain the apples in a colander over a medium bowl to catch all the juice. Shake the colander to get as much liquid as possible. Return the juices to the skillet, and simmer over medium heat until thickened and lightly caramelized, about 10 minutes.
In a medium bowl, toss the apples with the reduced juice and spices. Set aside to cool completely. (This filling can be made up to 2 days ahead and refrigerated or frozen for up to 6 months.)
Cut the dough in half. On a lightly floured surface, roll each half of dough into a disc about 11 to 12 inches wide. Layer the dough between pieces of parchment or wax paper on a baking sheet, and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes.
Place a rack in the lower third of the oven and preheat the oven to 190°C.
Line the bottom of a 9-inch pie pan with one of the discs of dough, and trim it so it lays about 1/2 inch beyond the edge of the pan. Put the apple filling in the pan and mound it slightly in the center. Brush the top edges of the dough with the egg. Place the second disc of dough over the top. Fold the top layer of dough under the edge of the bottom layer and press the edges together to form a seal. Flute the edge as desired. Brush the surface of the dough with egg and then sprinkle with sugar. Pierce the top of the dough in several places to allow steam to escape while baking. Refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.
Bake the pie on a baking sheet until the crust is golden, about 50 minutes. Cool on a rack before serving. The pie keeps well at room temperature (covered) for 24 hours, or refrigerated for up to 4 days.
Cook's Note: You may freeze the uncooked pie, but don't brush it with egg or dust it with sugar beforehand. Place the pie in the freezer for 30 minutes, to harden it slightly, and then double wrap it with cling film. Freeze for up to 6 months. When ready to bake, unwrap the pie and brush it with egg and sprinkle with sugar. Bake, from the frozen state, until golden brown, about 1 hour and 10 minutes.
Check out the Food Network for more excellent recipes
Serv. Size: 125g (13 g) , Servings: 4, Amount Per Serving:
Fat Cal. 0,
Total Fat 0g (0% DV),
Sat. Fat 0g (0% DV),
Trans Fat 0g,
Cholest. 0mg (0% DV),
Sodium 5mg (0% DV),
Total Carb. 10g (3% DV),
Fiber 4g (16% DV),
Protein 1 g, Vitamin A (0% DV),
Vitamin C (0% DV), Calcium (6% DV),
Iron (6% DV).
Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
INGREDIENTS: CINNAMON, GROUND GINGER, BROWN SUGAR, CARDAMOM, CLOVES
Vegetarian & Vegan friendly.
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