Apple pie (English version)
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I love the typical American desserts, after brownies, cookies and red velvet, we couldn’t miss the queen of American tradition, the Apple Pie.
The recipe is quite simple, the crust has a delicate, almost neutral taste, but as soon as you plunge the knife to get the first slice, the intense aroma of apples and spices is released in the air.
- 300 g Flour 00;
- 50 g Water;
- 50 g Sugar;
- 150 g Butter (cold);
- A pinch of salt.
- 800 g Fuji Apples (plural);
- 1 teaspoon of corn starch;
- a pinch of vanilla powder;
- a pinch of nutmeg;
- a pinch of cinnamon powder;
- 20 g Butter;
- 1/2 lemon (only juice);
- 120 g Brown sugar.
- 1 Egg.
- Bimby – Thermomix;
- Rolling pin;
- 24 cm cake mould
Make the pastry case
Pour the flour, butter, sugar and a pinch of salt into the Thermomix mixing bowl and operate for 30 seconds at speed 4 until the mixture turns to crumbs.
Add the water and whizz for 15 seconds at speed 6.
Form a loaf and let it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
Make the filling
While the shell rests, wash and peel the apples, cut into very thin slices and dice; pour the lemon juice on the apples.
Add cinnamon powder, nutmeg, vanilla, brown sugar, cornstarch, mix very well to flavour the apples, and set them aside.
Line the mould and fill it
Preheat the static oven to 180°, grease and flour a 24 cm cake mould.
Remove the dough from the fridge and split in two parts 2/3 for the case and 1/3 for the cover, take the biggest part and roll out it with a rolling pin, line the mold and cut off the excess.
Prick the bottom of the dough with a fork, drain the apples from the liquid and fill the case with the filling.
Place the filling in the centre creating a dome, add flaked butter and a teaspoon of brown sugar.
Roll out the dough and cover the apple filling, fix the edges.
Close the apple pie and bake
Seal the edges with a fork, make a hole in the center of the apple pie, it’s necessary to let out the steam during the baking.
Brush the surface with lightly beaten egg, roll out the remaining dough and cut out some leaves that will be used to decorate the edge. If you want to add a touch of colour, you can add a little green dye before rolling out the dough and making the leaves.
Then brush the leaves with the egg and bake for 40 minutes.
Serve the apple pie warm with vanilla ice cream or a little whipped cream