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Apple Pie Take Two

November 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment ·

Apple pie take two!

I baked my second apple pie the other day. The pie looked better this time. However, the interior and the overall structure of the pie still needs a lot of improvement. I must have overworked my pie dough; therefore, I got a pie-dome, the hollow space between the top crust and the fillings.

For this particular pie, I used gala, fuji, winesap, and honey crisp apples; they have sweet and mellow flavors. I managed to get the fillings coagulate better this time by adding few more tablespoons of flour. To improve my pie crust next time, I need to distribute the liquid, either cold water or apple jack, more evenly when forming the dough.

Pie dome under the crust.

A slice of homemade apple pie is a great post-workout meal. A medium slice, about 1-1/2 inch wide, contains enough sugar to replenish glycogen lost during exercise. In addition, apples contain essential vitamins like A, B, and C, and great amount of antioxidant to help us fight cancer. Bake a pie this weekend and share it with your family and friends!

Do you have any great tips for baking a pie?

Tags: Diet

1 response so far ↓

  • Alex // Nov 20, 2008 at 9:16 pm

    You know, instead of using a pie bird, you could also just cut some slits in the top. Nicole thinks it’s cute.

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