Thursday, April 25, 2013

Quick crumble pie!

An apple a day keeps the doctor away!
We've all heard the old adage that an apple a day can keep the doctor away;
To think of it,  it would take a lot of apples to get a full allotment of  flavonoid  but every little bit helps when it comes to your health.
So, no second thoughts on this. Add an apple a day  and Cheers to good Health!  Having said all of this  and still if the family is keeping away from apples, the recipe in this post could prove to be a boon!
I thoroughly enjoyed making this crumble pie for more than one reason.
  1. Requires very few ingredients (do not have to wait for visit to the grocery store for a particular ingredient)
  2. Next to nothing preparation time
  3. Cutting the frill of first preparing a pie crust

Ingredients for the filling:
  1. Apples: 4 - grated with skin on
  2. Sugar - 4tablespoon
  3. Lime juice - 2 tablespoon
  4. Cinnamon powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  5. Water - 1/4th cup 
Put together the above ingredients in a saucepan and cook, until the apples turn tender and the consistency is thick and spreadable! Allow it to cool to room temperature.
For the pie:
  1. Half a loaf of fresh white bread.
  2. Sugar - 4 tablespoon
  3. Butter - 4 ounces
* The "conversion table" page on this blog will help in converting the measurements. 

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees centigrade.
In a blender crush half a loaf of fresh white bread to make fine bread crumbles. Divide the mixture in two parts.
Place half of the bread crumbs in a greased oven proof pie dish.
Spread the apple mix over the bread crumbs.
Layer with the other half of the bread crumbs.
Ensure to press the bread crumb layers. This will help in setting the pie well!
Spread dollops of butter over the mix.
Place it in the preheated oven and bake for about 10 - 15 minutes or until light golden crust is formed.
Remove from oven and let it cool. Cut into squares or as desired.
On it's own tastes great but the flavor can be enhanced by topping it with whipped cream.
On an added note the house too smells amazing as the aroma spreads when the baking process is on!

Recipe inspiration from: TV program Yummy for my tummy with my dadiammi!