This time, I didn't follow the recipe as I should to make a flaky pie crust and as a result my crust wasn't flaky. The weather was so hot plus I got a bit bored of making and eating pies! When I saw this on schedule, I was like 'Oh no.. not pie again!" So I just mix in the cream cheese and butter into the flour etc and when they got into dough, I asked my helper to just shape into round and place in the fridge for me. I'm not sure how long she took to shape into round, because when I rolled it, I can't find anymore butter or cream cheese pieces I last saw in the dough.. Maybe the hot weather melted both quickly.
Straining apple juices
microwave juices into caramel
cider looking like aspic after cooled
mixed altogether, caramel & cider
into the pie..
The pie crust was a bit too thick. I didn't want to waste any crust so I just quickly rolled it to to fit the top of the crust and and seems like it is still doughy inside after 50 mins in the oven. I should have let it stayed in the oven for 1hr instead. The apple slices wasn't mushy and was still a bit crunchy in fact. So I think I should have cooked it longer.
Overall, it is a great pie.. if I had done all the steps right, it would have been awesome apple pie. I like the flavor and esp. the cinnamon flavor - I opted the max cinnamon flavor in the pie. :)
But like I said, I was kind of pie-out to begin with. Now after 4 days, this pie is still sitting in my fridge and nobody is eating it except my helper. See that 3/4 left over.. she managed to eat another 2/3 by herself and I think I would have to throw away the rest soon! Good thing to have someone who can eat and not gain weight in the family.