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The other day I decided to go out of my comfort zone in baking and make a crumble apple pie. There is no secret that I simply adore a good apple pie, especially if it’s crumbly one. So, I decided to find a recipe and do it. I found one in my fellow Lithuanian blog that had a really great reviews and sounded quite easy to make. And it turned out amazing! The only thing that was missing was ice cream which I didn’t have that evening. The pie itself tastes so good and perfect for a cozy evening in. So, here’s what you will need:
- 450g flour (around 3 cups)
- 250g butter
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 6 tablespoons freezing cold water
For apple filling:
- 5 or 6 average size apples
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2,5 teaspoon cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons potato starch
- 1,5 tablespoon butter
- 4 tablespoons water
- Caster sugar for decorating
1. Add salt and sugar into sifted flour. Chop butter into small pieces and add it as well. Knead everything fast, then add cold water and knead batter into a solid mass.
2. Form two balls from the dough, one being slightly bigger than the other. Then wrap them with polyethene pellicle and place in a fridge for at least 1 hour. The best thing to do is leave it overnight. However, I kept it for around 4-5 hours and it worked out perfectly.
3. Peel apples and chop them into small pieces. Then put them into a pot, add water and put on a low head covered. Cook for 5 minutes. Later add sugar and cinnamon and braise it for 5 more minutes.
4. Mix potato starch with few spoons of water and pour the mixture on the apples. Stir everything and turn the heat off. Then add butter and give a good stir once more that all the products would merge together well.
5. DON’T FORGET TO TAKE YOUR DOUGH OUT OF A FRIDGE BEFORE YOU START MAKING APPLE FILLING TO SOFTEN A BIT OR IT WILL BE A REAL B WORD TO ROLL (advice from personal experience!). Take your bigger ball of dough and roll it out till it is about 0,5cm thin.
6. Put baking paper into your baking form. Place an already rolled out sheet of dough and take a fork to pierce the dough a bit to let the air escape. Put it in the oven and bake for 10 minutes in 180°C heat, so that it would get a little color.
7. On already baked base bulk your apple filling and grate the rest of the dough on top of it. Bake 20-30 more minutes till the pie roasts nicely. I baked for about 30 minutes as I wanted it to get a bit darker 🙂
8. Use caster sugar to decorate it if you want! You can eat it with ice cream too, it’s super delicious then. Or make an orange or caramel sauce! Improvise.
And that’s it! You have a perfect crumble apple pie that smells like Christmas (cinnamon actually, but same thing) and tastes amazingly good. I am sorry for crappy pictures as it was already evening and dark outside, so an artificial light was all I had, so that’s why pictures turned out a big yellowish. But don’t hesitate to check out Neringa’s blog for this recipe as her photos turned out way better. Let me know if you try this recipe out. x
Do you have a favorite pie recipe you want to share?