Our philosophy is this: if there is no chocolate, get apples! Not a full substitute, we are aware, obviously, but a it’s a win-win situation: it’s a healthier way to sweeten yourself up. And seriously now, who doesn’t love the classic apples and cinnamon combo?
This is why we gathered here: to make an easy, tasteful, delightful cinnamon apple pie – because there is no such thing as a holiday season without this irresistible combo!
What we’ve done here it’s more like an apple tart, rather than an apple pie. When we’re speaking of an apple pie, we’re thinking more of a shortbread type of dough. Don’t worry, we’ll get there at some point, that’s a classic recipe that we’d rather keeping it for the better days! Have a little patience! 🙂
So, this is it! Let’s start making that apple pie!
- 400g all purpose flour
- 200g butter
- 100g powdered sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 5 huge apples
- 3 tsp sugar
- 2 tsp cinnamon (or even more, depending on your taste)
- Mix the butter with the powdered sugar until it gets creamy.
- Add the 2 egg yolks.
- Add the flour while gently mixing the rest.
- Wrap the dough in plastic and keep it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Cut the dough while saving 1/3 for the crust – or even more, depending on how you wish to make it.
- Place the dough into the tray and put it into a preheated (medium) oven.
- Peal the apples and then grate them directly into a pan.
- Add the pan on the stove, at minimum heat.
- Add the sugar and cinnamon and start mixing them with wooden spoon.
- When the apples are turning a bit brownish and juicy, turn off the heat and let them cool a bit.
- Take the dough out of the oven and let it cool.
- Start creating your crust but easily spreading the remaining dough and cut it into slim slices.
- Pour the apples into the already-made dough.
- Add the dough slices over the apples until it looks pretty!
- Add the tray in the oven again and let it for 10-15 minutes. But be careful not to burn it!
- Those measurements are great for a 28cm round pan.