A delicious and rich in flavor cream cheese pastry is an ingredient that makes the apple pie more delicious and extra special. Everyone loves this homemade apple pie loaded with apples. Moreover, before baking this delicious pie, you can decorate it with decorative sugar. And for displaying this mouth-watering apple pie in your restaurant or bakery, you can use Bakery display or patisserie display UK. As they are ideal for displaying sweets and other bakery products.
Here is a guide to making an apple pie with cream cheese pastry from scratch:
To make an apple pie with cream cheese, you need ingredients for the pastry, for the filling and for the egg wash/coating. To make the pastry you need6 ounces or 12 tablespoons of unsalted butter at room temperature. Additionally, you need 6 ounces of cream cheese at room temperature and 11 ounces or 2 and 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour. Besides this, you need 6 tablespoons of heavy cream, 1 tablespoon of sugar, and ½ teaspoon of salt.
For the filling, you need 7-8 medium-sized apples, ¼ cup of all-purpose flour and cornstarch. Moreover, you need ½ cup of sugar, ¼ cup brown sugar, a teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg. Additionally, you will need a dash of salt and 2 tablespoons of butter. Besides this, you will need egg yolk and milk for egg coating.
Step 1: Pastry Making
To make the pastry, you need an electric mixer. Add butter and cream cheese in the mixer and beat it until it turns creamy. Then add heavy cream and beat until it gets smooth. After this, add all-purpose flour, sugar, and ½ teaspoon of salt in the same mixer. Beat the mixture until the dough holds together.
Knead the dough and make a ball with it. Then cut the ball into half and give it a disk-like shape. When you are done with it, place it in the refrigerator for half an hour.
Step 2: Prepare the Filling
For the filling, peel the apples and slice them into thin pieces. Then take a bowl and put thinly sliced apples along with lemon juice, all-purpose flour, cornstarch, and both granulated and brown sugar. Moreover, add a dash of salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon in the bowl. After that, toss all the ingredients to combine.
Step 3: Making the Pie
Take the disk out from the refrigerator and use a rolling pin to roll out the dough. After rolling both disks, place one disk in the pie pan and press it in the bottom and trim edges. Then fill the pie pan with the apple filling. And place the second disk above the filling. After that, take a sharp knife and make slits on the top of the pie.
Prepare the coating by mixing egg yolk and milk. And coat the top of the pie with it. Moreover, to decorate the pie, you can sprinkle decorative sugar.
Step 4: Baking
Preheat the oven and bake the pie for about an hour. Your pie will be ready when the pastry will turn golden brown.