Apple Apricot Walnut Pie, Breakfast Story at home!
I must confess I am having a great time doing my Breakfast story series. The series has introduced me to new places, new people and new recipes.
Just recently I received a beautiful pack of dried Organic Apple chips and Apricots. Their presence in my kitchen was very inspiring and I started thinking how I could use them. For many a Sunday morning Breakfast is complete with a crispy, flaky and juicy bite of a pie. But for me, it’s a dish that I normally eat at a nearby Deli. So I decided to make Apple-Apricot-Walnut pie myself.
I used fresh apples as well as the dried apple chips and I used apricots and walnuts, two very healthy ingredients. I used just 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and 1 ½ tablespoon of butter. So this made the filling to be extremely delicious and at the same time, healthy.
The only indulgence in this recipe is short pastry. Just allow yourself to relax this much. But do put on those walking shoes the next morning.
Make this pie and make your Sunday Breakfast warm and yummy. And those who enjoy eating pies from a nearby Deli, make it yourself.
MAKE SHORT PASTRY
|Ice cold water
- Sift the flour.
- Mix butter and flour together, use only the tip of your fingers. Handle the dough minimally. The less handling results in better pastry.
- Add ice-cold water and mix it gently.
- Wrap the pastry in cling film. Keep it to rest at least for an hour.
|1 ½ tablespoons
- Peel the apples, chop them into cubes and soak them in the water. Squeeze some lemon juice in the water.
- Soak the dried apricots and apple chips in the same water along with the fresh apples.
- In a non-stick pan, heat the butter on the gas. Add the fruits in it.
- Add brown sugar, cinnamon powder and walnuts.
- Pour in the lemon juice and mix all the ingredients well. Let the juice evaporate and then let the mixture reach room temperature.
ASSEMBLE THE PIE:
- Pre heat the oven at 120 degree Celsius.
- Roll the short pastry on the table (use flour to ensure it doesn’t stick to the table) and put the rolled dough in the pie shell. Press gently to see if it fits the shell completely.
- Prick the bottle layer of the pastry with a use of a toothpick or a fork.
- Add the apple-apricot-walnut filling in the middle.
- Cover the top of the pie with a rolled out layer of the remaining dough.
- With the help of a cutter make any shape you like.
- Apply egg wash or milk on top of the pastry that would help the pasty get a color on top.
- Bake the pie in the oven at 120 Degree Celsius for 30 minutes.
So what if this month is about exciting and healthy breakfast, there’s always a little space for a delectable piece of pie.