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Monday, January 19, 2015

Apple pie in an Apple

This is one recipe you're going to want to save for special events, when you'd like to impress the guests or make the event more unique. We say this not because this recipe is especially hard to do, but because it gives a sophisticated and original impression!

This recipe is for 4 people, so multiply the amounts according to the amount of people you need to prepare for.

5-6 Granny Smith green apples
A teaspoon of cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon of brown sugar
Pie strips - Can be bought pre-made
Alternatively, here is a recipe for making pie dough:

1/3 cup sugar
150 grams of cold butter, cut into cubes
1 and 2/3 cups of flour
A pinch of salt
One egg yolk
Half a tablespoon of cold water

To make the dough:

Process the flour, sugar, butter cubes and the pinch of salt in a food processor until you get little dough crumbs. Then you scramble the yolk with the water and gradually add it to the dough crumbs while the food processor keeps going, until big chunks of dough are created. 

Make the dough into one lump and flatten it to a flat circle shape. Wrap the circle and put in the fridge for 30 minutes.

The base:

First, take 4 apples and cut their tops off. Remove their contents carefully, without harming the peel. You can use a knife and spoon for this.

* Keep the content of the apples, you're going to need them later.  

The fill:
If you couldn't get the apple content in same-size chunks, use more apples, peel them and cut them to little cubes. Mix the apples cubes with sugar and cinnamon in a bow. The amounts of sugar and cinnamon can be changed according to personal taste.

Now fill the empty apples with this mixture you've prepared.


Create 6 cm (about 2.5 inches) strips from the pie dough and cover the apple from above with criss-crossing strips.
Pour water into a oven tray, just enough to cover the bottom with a thin layer. Put the apples inside and cover with tin foil.Put this in a pre-heated oven in a temperature of 190 C (370 F). Bake for about 20-25 minutes.

Then, remove the tin foil and continue baking for another 20 minutes, until the pie dough becomes gets a deep brownish color. 
Tip: Serve with a ball of vanilla ice-cream and a decoration of some mint leaves.

And you're done! All that's left is to stay humble in the face of so many compliments! 

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