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Old 12.12.2012, 17:01
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Ok ... So the apple tarts here are delicious, of course, but where can a craving North American get some apple pie? Other than baking it at home...
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Ok ... So the apple tarts here are delicious, of course, but where can a craving North American get some apple pie? Other than baking it at home...
Depends how much you are willing to pay
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Re: Apple Pie

You know, I've never had "proper" American Apple Pie.

Is it sweet (as in dead sweet) or a little sour?
Is the pastry sweetened?
Is it a shortcrust/buttery pastry, or plain, or flaky?
Are the apples in slices or chopped?
Is there some sort of liquid/syrup or is it relatively dry?
Does it have cinnamon and/or currants?
Is it deep or shallow?
Does it really feel like, well, you know?
Do you tend to eat it hot or cold?
Do you eat it by itself or with custard?
Is it better than a Mr Kipling Bramley Apple Pie?

That's enough for now. There may be follow up questions.
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Old 12.12.2012, 18:56
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Re: Apple Pie

replies in bold. I don't make pies myself (pastry is too fussy for me), but my husband makes lots, and apple is one of his favorites.

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You know, I've never had "proper" American Apple Pie.

Is it sweet (as in dead sweet) or a little sour? Mostly sweet - a little lemon juice is normally in the filling to keep it from being too too sweet.
Is the pastry sweetened? - not normally
Is it a shortcrust/buttery pastry, or plain, or flaky? - a flaky butter crust is typical
Are the apples in slices or chopped? sliced
Is there some sort of liquid/syrup or is it relatively dry? normally no liquid except for a little lemon juice is added to the filling, but as the apples cook, they release juice, and the end result is like... well, cooked apples
Does it have cinnamon and/or currants? cinnamon, yes, currants, no.
Is it deep or shallow? middle? there are deep-dish apple pies, but a typical one is the same depth as a cheese pie here, for lack of a better example
Does it really feel like, well, you know? no comment
Do you tend to eat it hot or cold? hot or room temperature
Do you eat it by itself or with custard? typically with vanilla ice cream (a la mode), though I prefer it plain myself
Is it better than a Mr Kipling Bramley Apple Pie? yes, I hope so

That's enough for now. There may be follow up questions.

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Old 12.12.2012, 19:19
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Ok ... So the apple tarts here are delicious, of course, but where can a craving North American get some apple pie? Other than baking it at home...
as your location is UK, have you Waitrosse for their freshly baked Apple Pies, as that is what you have in your heading?

Apple tarts are different to PIE, as is Strudel.

Thanks for your posting, made me think as I live in Apple growing area, I should start again, after many years to cook again Apple Pie that I love & once I am happy with my cooking, nice little personal present to give around.

Will research my kitchen what to improvise to cook it in.

On the Green side, as oven needs to heated, to cook after I have cooked a main cours in the oven or before.
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Old 12.12.2012, 19:26
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Re: Apple Pie

You mean

http://www.google.ca/search?q=apfel+...w=1280&bih=899
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