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Apple Pie

This is one of my favorite desserts ever…Am I saying this for every new recipe I post? Well, most probably that’s the case 🙂 Thinly sliced apples flavored with cinnamon and a light caramel between two layers of flaky pastry…truly a treat. Don’t skip making the pastry at home as it is super easy, whether done by hand or in a mixer, its worth it. I used a 24 cm pie and it was perfect. Also, vanilla ice-cream? A must with this pie!

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For the Pastry:

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar
  • 225 gr cold butter, diced
  • 6 tablespoons of ice cold water

For the Caramel:

  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 25 gr unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup cooking cream
  • 6 medium sized apples, peeled, cored and very finely sliced
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar to sprinkle on top


For the Pastry:

  • In a food processor place the flour, salt and sugar and pulse a couple of times to make sure all is mixed well.
  • Add the cold butter and pulse until the mixture resembles sand.
  • Now add exactly 6 tablespoons of ice cold water and pulse again a couple of times.
  • Flour your working surface and place the crumbly dough dusting it with a bit more flour.
  • Bring together the dough, without kneading it, forming a ball.
  • Divide into 2. Wrap well using cling film and place in the fridge for at least one hour.

For the Caramel:

  • Place all of the caramel ingredients in a saucepan.
  • Stir together and bring to a boil on medium heat and let it cook for 2 minutes until slightly thickened. Set aside to cool.


  • Place the apples in a bowl, add the cinnamon and the caramel and mix well. Set aside till needed.
  • Flour your working surface and using a rolling pin flatten the pastry into a circle a bit bigger then the pie dish.
  • Place the pastry in the pie dish and top with the apples.
  • Flatten the other pastry and place it on top of the apples sealing the edges and making 3 small cuts on top.
  • Brush the egg all over the top and sprinkle generously with brown sugar.
  • Bake in a preheated oven on 200 for around 30 minutes or until the top is nice and tanned.
  • Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice-cream.

Buon Appetito!

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