Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Country Apple Pie. It was my first try and it turned out to be great :D

Grease the base of pie dish and dust with flour. Keep ready.
Pastry dough;
225g flour – sift into a big bowl
100g salted soft butter – add and rub into flour with fingers until mixture looks like breadcrumbs.
3 tb sp fine sugar – add and mix
1 egg - beat slightly and add
1 tb sp cream – add
Press dough into a ball, cover bowl with a damp cloth and refrigerate for about 1 hour.
Remove the rim of the springform and roll out the dough 3 mm (1/8th) thick over the base. Cut away the overlapping part then fit the rim back to the base. Make a thin roll from about half of the remaining dough and place it around the inner side of the springform. Pull the roll upwards with fingertips and press firmly to the rim making a 3 cm high edge. Prick the base with a fork several times, so that the steam can escape while baking.
Sprinkle the base with some breadcrumbs or semolina (suji) and a handful of coarsely ground walnuts. Place into the refrigerator until the filling is ready.
1 kg apples – peel and dice
1 glass (200 ml) apple juice – add
½ lime – add
100-120 g sugar – add
1 cinnamon stick – add and bring all to boil, then simmer until the apples are soft and all juices has evaporated. Remove cinnamon stick and lime and blend.
1 tb sp vanilla custard powder – mix into the apple sauce
Cool the apple sauce before spooning it into the pie dish. Make a smooth surface with the back of the spoon.
Roll out the remaining dough, cut stripes and decorate the tart in a lattice fashion, attaching the ends firmly to the edge of the pie and brush the strips with egg white.
Preheat the oven 10 mins before baking
Bake the pie in medium hot oven for about 30 minutes or until dough turns golden brown. Keep checking

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