Autumn is coming, apple cakes are coming. There is a wide range of apple bakes: on the shortbread base, on the sponge base, with cooked apples, with apple puree, with sliced apples. And many more. I have few other apples recipes on my blog as well and today recipe is apple pie with raw (until oven) apples. Just to remind: pie is deeper than a tart and usually its top is covered with second pastry layer. If you do not have pie pan you can bake this recipe as a tart as well. Apples come raw to the pastry and they are baked together. The whole dessert is very yummy. Enjoy!
2 pies ø 4.5 inch or 1 bigger ø 10 inch
- 2/3 cup softened butter
- 7 tablespoons icing sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 cups + 1-2 tablespoons all purpose flour
- 3 large apples (I used Granny Smith)
- ½ cup dark brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon corn starch
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground all spice
Shortbread base: in the bowl of a stand mixer place the softened butter and sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Stir in egg, mix together. Gradually add flour still mixing on medium speed until the dough forms a ball (the sides of the bowl should be almost clean). The amount of flour you need could vary because of flour type. If the dough is still very soft and does not shape a ball add more flour, one tablespoon at the time. When is ready, remove it from the bowl, wrap in a cling film and let cool in the fridge for at least 1-2 hours.
Make filling: peel and core apples. Slice thinly. Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix together. Let stand for 30 minutes.
Place the cooled pastry on a lightly floured surface and roll out into 1/5 inch thick circle pan size. Fill pan/s with prepared pastry and press to place properly. Pour the filling mixture over pastry base and smooth evenly. Re-roll remaining pastry and cut off shapes to cover the top. You can cut strips to make lattice or cut off small apples (like I did) or other shape as desired. Do some small holes in top cover to let the steam go out. Place pies in the fridge until the oven is heated.
Bake at 350°F for 45 minutes (until filling stops to bubble). Cool after baking on a wire rack.
Tags:apple, autumn, cinnamon.