I have done this in the past but didn't really get the pie to turn out like I expect. I am wondering if I am not cooking it at the correct temperature since all the other aspects of the apple-choco pie recipe have been followed.
Here is the recipe: ingredients
For the chocolate pastry:
3/4 cup plain wheat flour (maida)
3 tbsp cocoa powder
5 tbsp powdered sugar
4 tbsp butter/ghee
For the filling:
2 apples chopped in small pieces
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp chopped nuts (walnut, cashew)
Make the pastry: mix all the ingredients in a bowl and add the butter into the flour, till it resembles bread crumbs. Add 1 tablespoon of cold water to gently knead it into a firm dough. Refrigerate for 15 minutes. Roll out 2/3 of the dough into a circle. Prick with fork at regular intervals and refrigerate for 10 minutes. Bake it in a pre-heated oven at 300°F for 15 minutes.
Make the filling: mix the apple(chopped), sugar, walnuts & keep aside.
Place the filling on the half baked chocolate pastry and sprinkle the sugar mixture on top. Cover with the remaining rolled out chocolate pastry and seal the edges. Prick the top of the pie with a fork at regular intervals. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 300°F until golden brown.
But it still didn't have the taste I wanted. In fact, it wasn't baked properly. What mistakes were there that resulted in the base of the pie being sticky?
What other fruit can I use instead of apples, other than dry fruits? Which tastes better than apples?