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Thickening an apple pie ?

post #1 of 11
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For years I did use corn starch for my apple pies. I just did read that a mix of half AP flour and half corn starch is better ?

What do YOU say

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post #2 of 11

I just use all flour.  

post #3 of 11
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Interesting;)

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Ist des Talers nicht wehrt !

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post #4 of 11

Apple pie should be clear and clean .I use arrowroot mixed with apple juice. It is a much finer product then corn starch.   And I brush the bottom of the pie shell with egg white as it forms a barrier so as the bottom dough does not get soggy

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post #5 of 11
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I was talking about a raw/uncooked filling

Chefedb, yours sounds like a cooked filling, right ?

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Ist des Talers nicht wehrt !

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Only the smart ones are doing it while they are still alive.

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Ist des Talers nicht wehrt !

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post #6 of 11

I use tapioca. About two tablespoons in a 9" deep dish. (7-8 apples)

post #7 of 11

Don't make many pies. That will be changing soon. If you happened to read my "People can be nice" post in the Late Night Cafe section you know about Calvary's "Fill the Pot" program. Sunday the 23rd will be special, as it will be a Thanksgiving type menu. I've volunteered to make about half a dozen pies.  What have I done??!!

 

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post #8 of 11
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I've volunteered to make about half a dozen pies.  What have I done??!!

You've kicked yourself in the arse is what you've done. Most people wait for someone else to do it, but sometimes you have to do it to yourself just to get yourself beyond yourself. I think it's a good thing!! :) 

post #9 of 11
I've used a thickener from King Arthur Flour which you mix with the sugar, but Chef Buba's method has worked for me as well. I think which thickener you choose depends on the the fruit, amount of juice and result you're going for.
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You've kicked yourself in the arse

BTW maybe this got lost in translation. It's a French expression that means you force yourself to do something even though your first thought would be not to do it.. or something like that. 

post #11 of 11

I used Ultra Gel or Clear Jel for thickening pie. I notice that flour makes a cloudier filling than cornstarch, and I would choose tapioca flour over tapioca, and cornstarch over flour. Flour is my least favorite.

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