"This is a journey of my life since I was all of 12 yrs when I started my hand in cooking to now with displays of my learning and creations of recipes from around the world. My inspiration and role model has always been my Mum who has always created dishes from around the world and excellently well. I do not believe I would ever match to her culinary skills. I remember the times she could cook and bake almost 4-5 dishes in one go without ever letting one go under cooked or burnt! I was born and raised in Dubai, UAE and recently moved to India for family reasons. Kitchenette just means that over the decades, my kitchen has changed from that of my mum's to my uncle and aunt's, to my home in UAE and now in India. Pala't'te, describes both global cuisines ('Palatte'-diverse flavours) and pleasing diverse 'Palates'."

Monday, 8 April 2013

Mummy's Special Apple Pie

To celebrate crossing 10,000 visitors, I thought what better than this warm, comforting Apple Pie that my Mum used to make for us. Let me take this opportunity to thank all my readers for their interest in my food blog and I just want to say how thankful I am that I began this blog to share my recipe creations. Thank you for your kind support.

This indeed was a weekend of celebrations as my toddler had a very successful Annual Day Celebration at pre-school and we are so proud of her!

A new celebration would be in order soon as G'Gina's Kitchenette Facebook page is reaching 100 likes.. let's leave that to another day!

I have always loved Mummy's Apple Pie. In fact I remember during college days away from home, my mouth used to water just thinking of Mum's Apple Pie and I would wait keenly for the holidays to ask her to whip me some of these sweet delights.

Mummy's Special Apple Pie

To make this simple, delicious pie,

You need:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • cup powdered sugar (1/2 cup for dough, 1/2 cup for filling)
  • 1 tsp yeast
  • 4 apples, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup of filtered/drinking water
  • 1 tsp of cardamom powder or cumin powder (you can also use cinnamon powder)


Serves 2-4 | Cooking Time: 30-40 minutes | Preparation Time: 30 minutes

1. Mix the all-purpose flour, salt, sugar and yeast  and water and knead into a dough (just like for chapati/roti/flatbread dough). Cover with kitchen towel and allow to rest for at least half an hour.

2. Divide the dough into 2 large balls. Roll the dough ball as flat as possible into one large circle and set aside. Repeat for the second dough ball.

3. If the apples are soft, then you can directly use it otherwise, cover and cook the apples over medium-low flame in a little water and sugar for 2-3 minutes. Add cardamom or cumin or cinnamon powder as preferred. Uncover and cook to reduce the sugar syrup.

Reducing the sugar syrup

4. Place half of the dough circle on a lightly greased cake tray or tin foil or butter paper without tearing. Next add the apple or apple mix and cover with the hanging part of the remaining dough circle and hand crimp/tuck the sides avoid any open gaps.

Crimped and ready to bake

5. Place the cake tray in a preheated oven of 180°C and cook until golden brown or for 30 minutes.

Apple Pie served

The inner view of the Apple Pie

Close up of the inner view of the Apple Pie

You can also make mini apple pies and top with quartered apples and dust some sugar on top. Some pictures (not as clear as I would like it to be) of an earlier make.

Top of a mini apple pie

Side view of the mini apple pie


  1. 10000 views woohoo! Way to go Georgina! Apple pie is one of my favorites too. It has been a while that I baked one and seeing your delectable pics I am itching to make one soon. :)

    1. Thanks Swapna :) Please do and don't forget to share the pics of your make to post on our Readers' Wall of Fame! :) You can send the pics on gginazkitchenette@gmail.com

  2. Thanks Swapna :) Please do and don't forget to share the pics of your make to post on our Readers' Wall of Fame! :) You can send the pics on gginazkitchenette@gmail.com

  3. Wow! It all looks very delicious!

    1. Thanks Roshni. It is my mum's recipe. I have loved it every time :)


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