Old Fashioned Apple Pie

This Old Fashioned Apple Pie is an American classic and it’s wonderful! It’s a very tasteful apple pie , and it’s better to be eaten cold :-) It brings comfort at every bite! Give it a try, it really worth the detour :-) 

In two words:

“Hope, even if it’s vain and misleading as well as ordinary, it serves at least to guide us until the end of our life via a beautiful path”.

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To Start...

difficulty easy
preparation10’ (the apples) + 30’ (rest in the freezer) + in parallel 30’ (rest in the refrigerator) + 30’ (rest in the freezer) 
cooking - 20’ at 200°C + 35’ at 180°C
serves - 8 small pieces  

Ingredients

for the dough

for the apples

  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • ½ a large egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons of heavy cream
  • 3 + ½ of medium size apples
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • ¼ cup of caster sugar
  • ½ + 1/8 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • just a little bit of freshly grated nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon of fleur de sel or coarse salt
  • 30gr of butter
  • just a little bit of caster sugar to sprinkle on top

Steps

for the dough

  • Prepare 2 disks of American pate brisee
  • Cover with butter the inside of the tart mold
  • Open the 1st disk on the working bench in a way that covers the mold
  • Place the dough into the tart mold
  • Take the tart into the freezer 30’
  • Open the second disk onto some parchment paper in a way that it will also cover-up the mold
  • Place the dough into the refrigerator for 30’

for the apples

  • Wash and peel the apples
  • Slice them in small cubes and place them into a bowl
  • Add:
    • the flour
    • the lemon juice
    • the salt
    • the cinnamon
    • the nutmeg
    • the sugar
  • Toss everything well together with a tablespoon to cover the apples

bring it up together

  • Once the resting time is over, take the tart mold out of the freezer and spread the apples on top
  • Dot with butter
  • Put some water onto your fingertips and cover the tart edge
  • Place the other half of the dough on top of the apples
  • Use your fingers to close as firmly as possible the pie, you can use some water to that effect
  • Make 4 slits in the center of the pie with a knife
  • Beat together the egg yolk and remove half a portion
  • Add the heavy cream and continue to beat
  • Cover-up the surface of the pie and the mix egg yolk and cream
  • Sprinkle some sugar on top
  • Place the pie into the freezer for 30’
  • Pre-heat the oven at 200°C (start 15’ before taking the pie out of the freezer)
  • Bake the pie 20’ at 200°C, and then 35’ at 180°C
  • Take it out of the oven and let cool completely
  • Enjoy :-)

Inspiration

The Easy Old Fashioned Applie Pie on the site of Martha Stewart.

o-o C'est si bon ! o-o

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