Freitag, 4. Dezember 2015

OUR WEEKEND RECIPE #30



Rock'n'Roll Apple Pie!

This is the easiest and quickest pie you'll ever make, and one of the yummiest, too!
The crust is flaky and buttery and... vegan! Yes, vegan!

I adapted this recipe from Smitten Kitchen - I love this blog - and used vegan butter. I skipped the iced water and just used cold water right from the tab, that worked, too.

For the dough you'll need:

1 1/2 cups flour
1 tablespoon sugar (I used brown sugar)
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 stick of butter, right from the fridge
3/4 cup of cold, cold, cold water

For the filling you'll need:

3 medium sized apples, I used Gala
1 pack of vanilla sugar
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter (I used vegan butter)
1/2 cup hazelnuts or almonds, roughly chopped
nutmeg, cinnamon

First, I added flour, salt, and sugar to a large bowl and mixed it with a spatula. Next, I cut the butter into cubes, added them to the bowl and used my hand to quickly knead the butter into the mix, until the butter cubes are approximately pea sized.

Then, I added 1/2 a cup of water and combined everything. I needed another 1/4 cup of water to bring the dough together. It really is the quickest dough!

Once everything is combined, I divided the dough into two halves and wrapped each in ceran wrap. Flattening the balls into discs makes it easier for the dough to chill thoroughly, and it's much easier later on when you want to roll it out.

The dough needs to sit in the fridge for at least one hour, two is better. I only had on hour, as I was preparing the pie very late at night, and that also worked.

When rolling out the dough, most importantly, USE LOTS OF FLOUR. Nothing worse than dough that sticks to the counter or the rolling pin and then breaks.

I rolled out the first half, then folded it in half in order to transfer it to the pie dish.

For the filling, I first washed and then cut the apples into cubes. Next, I heated up the butter in a pan on medium heat and added the apple cubes to the melted butter, stirring them so they were covered in butter. Then, I added the vanilla sugar and the brown sugar to the pan and stirred again.

Once the apples soften, I added the nuts, nutmeg and cinnamon to the mix, quickly stirring everything. Then I transferred the mix into the pan and covered the pie with the second half of the dough that I had also rolled out. I had a little leftover dough and used my beloved Elvis cookie cutter to create an Elvis cookie that I decorated the finished pie with.

The last step was to brush the pie with egg yolk. I put it into the oven for about 30 minutes at 350F.




That's it! It tastes heavenly, it's quick and easy and I love it best when it's still warm. Ideally with a scoop of vanilla ice cream... ;)

Have a great weekend!
XO,
Ida

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