This apple pie is made with a puff pastry base and filled with some yummy apple filling! Must try if you are looking for an unique dessert option!
I love Apple pie. Actually I love all baked fruit desserts and specially baked apples… a fruit which I really don’t enjoy eating too much just like that, but bake with it and bingo – a brilliant dessert.
I usually make pie with the standard pie/tart base but sometime back I tasted an apple pie with a puff pastry base and it was yummmm…..so I decided to backtrack the ingredients in my head and give it a try and I am so glad I tried because the result was really really good and the whole thing got over in less than half a day 😀 :D.
Selecting apples for baking can be pretty daunting, especially in India. Did you check out my post on what to check when you are looking to bake with apples?
So I was just reading about apple pies. Contrary to the popular belief that apple pies are American, the apple pies originated in England. In fact, apparently, there is a record of an apple pie recipe made in 1381! Now isnt that amazing! For centuries we have been eating this delicious piece of dessert 🙂 Of course, earlier these pie recipes would use other sweeteners than sugar, but it is fascinating how we continue to improvise and adapt recipes to our taste as generations pass by!
Similarly, the Dutch had an apple pie recipe too, which is dated back to the 1514. This one was decorated with a lattice of pastry on the top 🙂
Apparently, the apple pie became ‘Americanized’ during the World War II when the American soldiers talked about going to war for ‘mom and apple pie’. 🙂 Fascinating bit of history, isn’t it?
And now moving to the recipe 🙂