IMG_9274i have been wanting to make this apple pie and no matter how i source, there is one recipe (i.e. this) that many people have tried
i’d read many “failed” attempts on this recipe’s tart shell.. e.g. butter melts too easily (SUPER TRUE), dough isn’t enough to make the (5-6) servings (TRUE), dough tears easily (VERY TRUE) etc
indeed, the dough isn’t easy to handle. so, i don’t actually recommend that amateurs try this since it can be discouraging
not that i have done a good job… you will see the mess i made
is it worth the effort?
YESSSS!!!! the tart is sooo crusty & flaky!
老实说,也阅读了好多尝试过、并失败的批评 ~例如塔皮黄油易化(是真滴),饼皮份量不足于做 5-6个塔的份量(也是真滴),饼皮易撕裂(真滴)等等

recipe adapted with modifications/食谱(经调整)取自于: McDonald’s At Home

ingredients (makes 4 pies)

tart pastry
138g cake flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
80g cold butter, diced
61g ice water

200g apples, peeled & chopped to 1/2 inch cubes
123g apple juice (i used dole)
38g coconut flower sugar (feel free to use white or brown sugar)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground allspice (i added this myself. optional)
zest & juice of half lemon (original recipe uses zest and juice of 1 lemon. in future, i will cut to a quarter as even at a half, i found it overpowering)
pinch of salt
2 tbsp cake flour

icing sugar

IMG_9273食材(可做 4个塔)

蛋糕粉 138克
盐 1/2小匙
糖 1小匙
冷黄油 80克,切丁
冰水 61克

苹果 200克,削皮、切成 1/2寸丁块儿
苹果汁 123克(我用都乐牌苹果汁)
椰子花糖 38克(可用白或黄糖替代)
肉桂粉 1小匙
盐 1小撮
蛋糕粉 2大匙



IMG_9276– prepare pastry ~ mix flour, salt and sugar together. add in cold butter and mix flour resembles breadcrumb (do not over mix)

– add in water slowly and knead till you get a soft dough

– shape into a flat disc, and cling wrap. chill for 4 hours
面团压扁,裹上保鲜膜、冷藏 4小时

– prepare filling. mix all ingredients together (except flour) in a saucepan and cook over medium heat for 15 mins. stir constantly
准备馅料。所有食材(除面粉)摆入锅中拌匀、以中火煮 15分钟,中间不停搅拌

– as the liquid simmer down, add in flour and stir immediately for another 2 mins over low heat. dish out filling and allow to cool completely

IMG_9261remove dough from fridge, and roll into a 10 x 10 inch square sheet on a lightly floured table
面团从冷藏库取出摆放到撒上少许面粉的案板上,擀成 10 x 10寸方形面皮

IMG_9262fold a piece of paper into the shape of L24.5 x W6 cm rectangle and use it to slice out the dough (you can omit this if you can slice your dough equally)
将一张白纸折成长 24.5 x 宽 6厘米的长方形,运用其在面皮上裁切出长方形面皮(如您可徒手切出有规则的长方形,可将此步骤省略)

IMG_9263trim the top and bottom ends

IMG_9264spoon filling onto the bottom half of the rectangle sheet
my filling is quite dark as i used coconut sugar
(as you can see, the dough is beginning to melt ALREADY!!)

IMG_9268using a pastry cutter, pull up top part of the dough

IMG_9265fold it downwards
i realised the dough stretches easily when handling
so take care that you do not overstretch the dough in case it thins out, resulting in torn cases

IMG_9267seal all 3 edges of the dough

IMG_9266using a floured fork, crim the edges
at this stage, i realised the dough was TOOOOO soft (literally melting!). i decided to chill it for 2 hours before frying
此时,我发现面皮已经软得不行(好像快就地融化) ~决定先冷藏两小时再炸

IMG_9270heat oil to 180 degrees C, then fry the pie for a total of 3-4 mins, flipping pie once it turns golden brown
i suggest removing those pies you want to fry from fridge and leaving the rest to chill only until you are frying them
do not leave pies “to queue” under room temperature
将一锅油烧热至 180摄氏度。摆入苹果派,一面炸至金黄色后翻面~共炸 3-4分钟。我建议现炸、现取

– remove from oil and allow to drain off on layers of kitchen towel

– dust icing sugar on pies (as desired) and serve



(4) Comments

  • 婉婉下午茶 (June 19, 2015)


  • Veronica Ng (June 19, 2015)

    Yummy! Perfect for dessert!

  • Jasline @ Foodie Baker (June 19, 2015)

    A lot of effort really went into these tarts! But I think it\’s all worth it because they look really good!

  • May Law (June 19, 2015)

    才4个呀, 也好。。我刚好是第四个, 有的吃! 嘻嘻。。

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