The Perfect Apple Pie Recipe for Microwaves!

Microwave Apple Pie

Over the last few winters, apple pies have become a staple at our house. And I am not complaining. I love everything from baking to eating one!

The vital component of any pie is its crust. Over the last few years I have tried a few different recipes for the pie dough and I have finally found one that is a keeper.

A few important points before you start:

  • For best results the pie dough must be chilled overnight. Minimum chilling time could be 4-5 hours, so plan accordingly. (I strongly recommend overnight chilling)
  • The butter has to be super cold. Best to have it in the freezer before starting on the dough.
  • Also use ice cold water to knead the dough
  • I used butter which already has salt and hence haven’t added salt in the dough

So let’s get started with the recipe!

Ingredients:

For dough –

All purpose flour (Maida) – 2 ½ cups

Butter (cold) – 100 gms

Water (ice cold) – ¼ to ½ cup

For pie filling –

Apples – 2-3: washed, peeled & diced

Butter – 2 tbsp

Sugar – ¼ cup

Cinnamon powder – 1 tsp

Vinegar/Lemon juice – 1 tsp

For glaze –

Beaten egg/Milk/Melted Butter

 

Method:

To make dough:

  • Sift the all purpose flour into a vessel (in which kneading would be easy)
  • Cut the butter into cubes and add to the flour.
  • Now slowly use hands and rub the butter cubes into flour. This will be a little difficult at first as the butter is rock hard, but eventually with the heat from your hands it will get easier.
  • You want to rub in all the butter cubes into the flour until the mixture resembles crumbs. You know this stage when if you take a small amount of flour into your palm and press it will begin to stick. It won’t be like the proper dough-dough but it sure does start coming together.
  • Next you need to add water albeit one tablespoon at a time. This is crucial because we don’t want the dough to be sticky.
  • Following the 1 tablespoon rule you will need roughly 1/4th cup of water.
  • When the majority of the mixture starts coming together, keep kneading until it forms smooth dough.
  • Place the prepared dough in a air tight container and pop it into the fridge.

 

Note: When you are ready to make the apple pie, take out the dough at least 1 ½ to 2 hours in advance depending on the temperature in your house.

 

To make pie filling:

  • Wash, peel, and dice the apples.
  • In a thick bottomed vessel, heat the butter.
  • Once the butter has melted add the cinnamon powder. Give it a quick stir making sure the butter doesn’t burn.
  • Add the diced apples into the vessel and stir gently.
  • Add the vinegar/lemon juice.
  • And finally add the sugar.
  • Cook the mixture until the apples are just soft.

 

Final assembling:

  • Preheat your microwave on convection mode at 190o C
  • While the apple pie filling cools, roll out the pie dough to line your dish.
  • You can divide the dough into 2, for the base as well as the top crust.
  • Grease and dust your dish and place the rolled out dough. Make sure to prick the base with a fork.
  • Fill it with the cooked apple filling.
  • Next place the crust on top. You could different types of crust, that’s the fun!
  • Brush the top crust with the beaten egg. If you wish to skip the egg, you could brush it with milk or melted butter.
  • Place the dish on the low rack and bake at 190o C for 20 minutes.
  • Once done, take it out and let cool for 5 minutes.
  • Serve hot with a dollop of vanilla ice-cream!

Microwave Apple Pie

 

If you try this recipe do let me know how it goes, I would love to hear!

Bon Appétit! xo

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