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How to make the best apple pie: Home cook reveals his ‘super simple’ recipe

How to make the best apple pie EVER: Home cook reveals his ‘super simple’ recipe – and the unusual secret ingredient he uses every time

  • An Australian home cook has revealed his ‘super simple’ apple pie recipe 
  • John shared a step-by-step video on TikTok demonstrating how to make the pie
  • The recipe requires seven ingredients including cinnamon, sugar and lemon 
  • John’s secret ingredient is chocolate sea-salt caramel seasoning

An Australian home baker has revealed how to make the best homemade apple pie using seven ingredients.

John posted a concise step-by-step video on TikTok to demonstrate how easy the pie is to make.

The ‘super simple’ recipe requires Granny Smith apples, a cinnamon stick, sugar, lemon juice, water, shortcrust pastry and chocolate sea-salt caramel seasoning – John’s secret ingredient. 

The home cook also runs a local business called Aussie Q and sells high-quality barbecue knives.

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John Austin posted a concise step-by-step video on TikTok to demonstrate how easy the pie is to make

The 'super simple' pie recipe requires Granny Smith apples, a cinnamon stick, sugar, lemon juice, water and shortcrust pastry

John also runs a local business called Aussie Q and sells high-quality barbecue knives

The ‘super simple’ pie recipe requires Granny Smith apples, a cinnamon stick, sugar, lemon juice, water and shortcrust pastry

To make the pie, John first chopped five apples into cubes and placed the pieces in a bowl with the cinnamon stick, sugar, lemon juice, chocolate caramel seasoning and water.

The apples were then cooked in a pot on the stove while John prepared the shortcrust pastry. 

Once the apple filling was cooked it was poured into the pastry tin and left to cool. 

Another two apples were then thinly sliced and placed in a circular formation on top.  

John’s secret tip is to add a sprinkle of chocolate sea-salt caramel seasoning onto the pie before its cooked in the oven.

To make the pie, John first chopped up five apples into cubes and placed the pieces in a bowl with the cinnamon stick, sugar, lemon juice and water

Once the apple filling was cooked it was poured into the pastry tin and left to cool. Apple slices were then placed on top

To make the pie, John first chopped up five apples into cubes and placed the pieces in a bowl with the cinnamon stick, sugar, lemon juice and water

John's secret ingredient is adding a sprinkle of chocolate sea-salt caramel seasoning onto the pie before its cooked in the oven

John's ideology when cooking and baking involves keeping the recipe as simple as possible

John’s secret ingredient is adding a sprinkle of chocolate sea-salt caramel seasoning (left) onto the pie before its cooked in the oven 

The end result looked delicious with a crispy pastry crust and soft filling awaiting inside.

John’s ideology when cooking and baking involves keeping the recipe as simple as possible – with reference to the KISS (keep it simple Simon) method.

‘Remember the KISS principle,’ he said in the comments.

Since sharing the TikTok video with his 57,000 followers, the content has been viewed more than 4,400 times. 

HOW TO MAKE THE ‘SUPER SIMPLE’ APPLE PIE 

Ingredients:

  • 7 Granny Smith apples
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate sea-salt caramel seasoning 
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 150mL water
  • Shortcrust pastry

Method:

Dice five apples and place in a bowl with the cinnamon stick, sugar, caramel seasoning, lemon juice and water

Cook in a pot on a medium-low heat until the apples are soft

Slice another two apples thinly

Prepare the shortcrust pastry in a pie tin

When the apple mixture is cooked, place it into the pie tin onto the pastry

Layer the sliced apples on top in a circular formation

Sprinkle the top with chocolate powder or chocolate sea-salt caramel seasoning dust

Source: Aussie Q_bbq/TikTok

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