Saturday, 11 October 2008

One ugly pie

It has to be said, this baby isn't pretty. It did look absolutely gorgeous till I heaped the brown mess of streusel on top. Think next time, we'll opt for my usual sugar streusel with white sugar. This brown stuff... looks like something you scrape off a shoe. Like I said before, we had sour cream in the fridge, a glut of apples, and so I created this little number from a recipe online. The picture they had was slightly better and retrospectively that might have been because I was rough and ready with the measuring of the butter, plus I melted it rather than make crumbs from it - fridge cold, microwaving it seemed easier. Therefore there was actually butter to pour OFF the pie before it finished. Still tasted yummy and family are actually eating it. Bit OTT given the JustRol had TWO rounds of pastry. The other round I made in to a banana, apple sauce and custard topped pie. It looks as random as it sounds but very edible. However, for the picture above the recipe went like this with my adjustments (for laziness and available ingrediants) :

Sour Cream Apple Pie with Streusel Topping

1 cup sour cream
2/3 cup sugar
2 Tbsp flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
3 cups peeled, sliced tart apples (four hefty ones with lots of core and bruises cut off)
Roll out shortcrust pastry for 9 inch pan (JustRol had a deal)

1/3 cup muscavado sugar (loose)
1/3 cup flour
1/4 cup butter (melted)
1/2 teaspoon mixed spice

1. Line pan with pastry.
2. Mix all the filling stuff together.
3. Bake at Gas Mark 6.
4. After 25 minutes, mix all the streusel topping mix together and pour on top.
5. Bake for a further 20 minutes.
6. Cool slightly and slice.

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