How to Make Apple Pie (0:50-3:50)

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Warm Up
  1. Have you ever made apple pie?
  2. What kind of pie fillings are popular in Japan?
  3. Do you prefer sweet or savory pies?
  1. How long does the pastry dough need to rest in the fridge?
  2. What is a good variety of apple that can be used for baking?
Key Words & Phrases
  1. We’re celebrating with a cinema and TV classic.
  2. We’re going to start off with 12 and a half ounces of all-purpose flour.
  3. Food processor
  4. Pulse that quick to combine
  5. 2 and a half sticks of cold cubed butter
  6. Pulse until the mixture resembles wet sand.
  7. Sprinkle over top and gently fold in using a rubber spatula, adding more as necessary until a shaggy dough forms.
  8. Pat it into a disc that we’re going to liberally dust with flour.
  9. Give it a two hour nap in the fridge.
  10. In the meantime, we’re going to prep through our apples.
  11. Cortland, Honey Crisp, Granny Smith…
  12. Just make sure that it’s tart and it’s not mushy like those apples that should not exist.
  13. Make sure you end up with about two pounds of apple slices.
  14. ¼ teaspoon each of cinnamon, allspice, ginger, and freshly grated nutmeg.
  15. Take out some aggression on it.
  16. …dusting with flour as you go.
  17. Get your dough around about four inches wider than your actual pie plate.
  18. Use your rolling pin to lift up and drape the dough over top of your pie plate.
  19. You can screw it up a little bit like I did and it’ll still look pretty good.
  20. Trim off excess dough and tuck it in underneath around the edge.
  21. Crimp every inch or so using your fingers to create a decorative flair.
  22. Sprinkle lots and lots of granulated sugar over top.
  23. Place on a preheated baking sheet That you’ve left in a 500°F oven. It should almost set your table on fire.
  24. You can be tempted to eat it now, but this thing’s got to rest at least four hours. Step away.

Note: if you want to learn how make a pie lattice, here’s a quick video.

  1. What do you think of McDonald’s apple pie?
  2. Describe a recipe that you followed but did not turn out well. Was it the recipe’s fault or yours?
  3. Since apple is in season during autumn, let’s talk about some other uses!
  4. Have you ever visited an orchard or a farm?
  5. How would you serve your pie? Warm or chilled? What sides?