Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Apple pie

Previously, I've made an apple tart with pastry cream, which is a fabulous dessert to share with friends. Its thin crust leaves plenty of space for the abundance of cream and apples, which I love. Pastry cream is more of a festive dessert ingredient for me though. On the other hand, I'm very fond of fruit infused pastry for a weekday dessert. Apple pie, maybe? Yes, that's what sprang in my mind first. If I had thought about it some more, I would have gone for crumble, but there is always a next time. :)


2 cups flour
100 g. butter
1/3 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
1/2 tb. sp. icy water

2 apples
1 tb. sp. corn starch 
1 tb. sp. oatmeal 
1 tb. sp. sugar


1. Mix the butter and the sugar together until creamy. 
2. Add the icy water and the egg yolks one by one, whisking them well together.
3. Finally add the flour and quickly form soft dough. Refrigerate for about 1 hour wrapped in plastic foil.
4. In the meantime, peel and cut in small cubes the apples. Mix them with the corn starch, oatmeal and sugar. (Alternatively, you can use nuts, which will absorb the moisture of the apples.)
5. Roll out a bottom and a top crust layer from the cooled dough. 
6. Place the first in a tart form(s) and spread the apples on top of it. Then cover it with the top layer. Cut the crust with a fork on a couple of places, so the pie can breathe. Bake at 200 C until ready.

I'm gonna try a vegan version of this some time before the winter has passed. Pretty optimistic about it too. :)


  1. Marie, I can almost smell this pie! Oh yumm! The crust looks flaky and delicious! It's gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Thank you, Anna! :) You're right about the crust. ;)

  2. Много е красив паят ти, Мари! И вкусен, ароматен... Взимам си едно голямо парче и ще му се насладя за закуска с чаша чай. Поздрави! :)

    1. Благодаря, Ева! :) Спокойна вечер и свежо утро! :)

  3. Oh just look at that crust..... wow! You just can't beat a good apple pie... I love to put a bit of cinnamon and clove inside too - beautiful :)

    Charles @

    1. Charles, thank you for reminding me about the cinnamon... it does have some! ;) Clove sounds also like a good idea... I'll add it next time.

  4. yum! i've been totally craving apple pie...this looks delicous!