Apple pie with a twist

Apple pie needs no introduction. I’m sure you ate it many times and maybe even know how to make it. The version I’m offering today is a little different. I separated egg yolks and added them to the dough and from egg whites I made sweet foam to cover the apples. Cake is delicious, not too sweet and pretty easy to make.

Apples are in season now.  It’s funny how often i say that in my recipes and I think about what fruit or vegetable is in season. Unless you have your own garden, you can basically buy everything in the store all the time, granted for example berries are sweeter in the summer but you can easily get them all year long. That’s not the case where I’m from. My grandma has a huge garden where she grows almost everything. Seriously if I started listing every fruit and vegetable there is, I wouldn’t be done till tomorrow. Every each of them gets to be a star for a while. Now strawberry, cherry and cucumber season is ending, tomatoes are the best right now, we are slowly moving towards apples, pears and plums. The end of summer is always so sad, especially being a kid and having to go back to school. Are you feeling a little down that days are a shorter? Worry not! Take advantage of sweet, juicy apples and make this apple pie.

I started with sifting flour with baking powder into a big bowl and adding egg yolks, soft butter, 3 tablespoons of sugar.

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I kneaded the dough into one big piece. It should be pretty moist and stick together well.

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I divided the dough in two pieces, first one being one part and the other one, two parts. I wrapped them in foil and put both of them in the freezer.

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In the meantime I whipped egg whites into a stiff foam.

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It should take about 5 minutes on the fastest setting.

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I dissolved one package of jello in 1 cup of hot water and waited before it was cooler and added it slowly to egg whites. Then I added 3 tablespoons of powdered sugar. Jello can be any flavor, I’ve chosen strawberry.

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I thinly sliced apples.

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I sprayed baking pan with cooking oil. Then I took out the bigger piece of the dough from the freezer and piece by piece I started pasting it on the pan until I covered the whole thing evenly.

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On top I placed sliced apples. I personally like to leave them like that so they’re crispy and you can still see whole pieces. You can peel them, dice and throw on the pan for few minutes so they will get soft.

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I sprinkled apples with cinnamon. I was pretty generous because I love that flavor.

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I covered apples with the egg white foam.

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Then I grated the little piece of the dough on top of the foam and baked for 45 minutes at 350 F.

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And it’s done! I sprinkled it with powdered sugar.

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Enjoy!

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If you tried that recipe and posted a pic or comment use hashtag #EasternEuropeanRecipes I’d love to see how it turned out!


Ingredients:

  • 3 cups of flour
  • 5 eggs
  • 1 1/2 stick of butter
  • 3 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 1/2 baking powder
  • 1 package of jello
  • 3 big apples
  • 3 tablespoons of powder sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Sift flour with baking powder into a big bowl and added egg yolks, soft butter, 3 tablespoons of sugar. Knead the dough and divide it it two pieces- one part and two parts. Cover both with foil and put in a freezer.
  3. Whip egg whites into a stiff foam. Dissolve jello in a 1 cup of hot water. Add cool jello mixture and powdered sugar at the end. Slice apples.
  4. Take out bigger part of the dough from the freezer and cover baking pan sprayed with cooking oil with it.
  5. Place sliced apples on the dough and sprinkle with cinnamon.
  6. Cover apples with egg white foam.
  7. Take out smaller part of the dough from the freezer and grate it over the foam.
  8. Bake at 350 F for 45 minutes.

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