An apple a day keeps the doctor away! Don’t know if that’s applicable to apple pie though!
My Mother in Law brought us a huge bag of fallen apples over the weekend. “To be used soon”, she said. And since the weather has not been very kind to us with the presence of sunshine, I was craving to fill home with a scent of something truly homey. Apple pie was something that my Grandma used to cook when we went to visit her, then my Mom took over the recipe and has been perfecting it along the way. Now this one is something new. Well with that serious pile of apples I needed a recipe that would allow me to seriously abuse them in the making!
Got inspired by Misko Zverys. I was a little off with some of the ingredients, but the result was nevertheless amazing! Thank you, Ladies, for the idea and the apple inspiration!
Peeling and slicing all those apples took a bit of time, but the result was definitely worth it.
- 3 eggs
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar + more for coating the pie pan
- 120 g flour
- 20 g baking powder
- 150 ml milk (used almond milk instead of regular)
- 30 g butter + more for the baking dish
- 1+ kg apples
- Vanilla extract
Peel and thinly slice apples. Beat eggs with sugar till almost white and frothy. Sift flour and baking powder. Mix everything until no lumps remain. Melt butter and mix with milk, pour in the batter, add vanilla extract and mix everything well. Now it’s time to fold in the apples. Make sure slices don’t stick together and are well covered with batter.
Prepare the baking dish – smear bottom and sides with butter and generously sprinkle with brown sugar.
Pour in the batter and bake at 180 degrees for 60-70 minutes, depending on the size of the baking dish. Once done, let it cool for a few minutes and take the pie out bottom side up – you’ll want to showcase the caramelized top.
In addition to what the found recipe suggested I added vanilla extract and next time I would add a bit more sugar for the dough. However it is highly dependent on what kind of apples are used.