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The best apple pie to taste with your coffee

Stephany Sánchez
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Apple pie

The apple pie, or also known as "Apple pie", is a delicious and typical dessert of the gastronomy of the United States. Its combination of puff pastry and apple caramel is a true delight to the palate.

This kind of dessert is common at dinners on important festive dates such as Christmas or Thanksgiving. Although, it is also common to eat it in the middle of the afternoon or after meals with a little ice cream.

This cake is very simple and quick to make; Below we explain the process, accompanied by some recommendations and tips. If you follow them, we guarantee that your cake will be perfect.

Apple pie ingredients

  • 4 apples (preferably golden)

  • 1 egg.

  • A tablespoon of lemon juice.

  • Sugar (enough for decoration)

  • 50 grams of white sugar and 50 grams of brown sugar.

  • A tablespoon of cornstarch.

  • A tablespoon of ground cinnamon.

  • Two tablespoons of butter.

  • Some nutmeg and cloves.

Steps for making apple pie

Note: The process will be divided into several parts so that you better understand the steps to follow in each phase of the recipe.

Start preparing the filling

  1. Peel and cut the apples into medium cubes and place them in a bowl, followed by a tablespoon of lemon juice, white sugar, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, grated nutmeg, and ground cloves.

  2. With the help of a spoon, mix the ingredients in the bowl well and then cover with transparent plastic wrap. We take this to the refrigerator while we prepare the dough.

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Chopped apple

To start preparing the shortcrust pastry

  1. In a bowl place the 250 grams of wheat flour and add the unsalted butter cut into cubes.

  2. With the help of the fingertips, we mix and integrate the ingredients until they have a sandy consistency.

  3. Once you have the desired consistency, add a pinch of salt, two tablespoons of sugar and two tablespoons of milk.

  4. Again we work with our hands integrating these ingredients well, until we obtain a compact dough.

  5. When you notice that the dough is almost compact, take the dough to the counter and knead, in order to finish compacting. When you notice that the consistency of the dough is like clay, this will be a sign that it is ready.

  6. Part the dough is two equal parts, and we make a ball with both pieces. Wrap the balls with clear plastic wrap and take to the refrigerator while we continue with the filling.

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Broken mass

Finish preparing the filling

  1. After half an hour of the apple in the refrigerator, you will notice that it has released abundant liquid. This will be the time to take it to the pan.

  2. In a pan over medium heat, pour two tablespoons of butter and let it melt. Once it is melted, we pour everything that is in the apple bowl and stir for a few minutes.

  3. Finally, we add a tablespoon of cornmeal and mix again.

  4. Let the apple cook for a few minutes and in this time we will also make the liquid caramelize and stick to the apple. But, you need to move it from time to time so that it doesn't stick to the bottom.

  5. After 5 minutes, when you notice a caramel around the apple, turn off the stove, and we take the contents to a strainer to separate the caramel from the apple.

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Separate the caramel from the apple

To assemble the cake and bake

  1. On a flat surface previously floured, we take out some halves, unwrap and place the dough. With the help of a roller we flatten to stretch very well.

  2. Once the dough is stretched, check that the size is correct. Ideally, the dough should be about 3 to 4 centimeters larger in diameter.

  3. Pass the dough from the surface where you flattened, to the mold.

  4. Pour the apple without the caramel, that is, already drained, over the mold with the dough and flatten.

  5. Spread the second half of the dough that you had in the refrigerator, and you can cut into strips to make a lattice, or simply place the entire dough on the mold as a lid.

  6. Remove the excess dough from the cake and lower the edges, so that they are thick on the cake.

  7. Paint the entire extension of the pie crust with beaten egg white. Optionally, we can also sprinkle a little sugar, as this way the dough will be more durable and crisp.

  8. Take to a preheated oven at 180º C, with heat up and down for 30 minutes or until you notice that the surface is perfectly golden.

  9. Wait for the cake to cool down a bit and remove the cake from the pan.

  10. Cut a piece of the cake and serve on a plate.

  11. This cake can be kept in a bread basket or covered in the refrigerator for up to three days.

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Paint the cake
The best apple pie to taste with your coffee – Recipes – WebMediums
Apple pie

Tips and recommendations for a perfect apple pie

You can buy the broken dough previously for the preparation of this cake, as you can also make it at home as you prefer.

If you like, you can cut the apples into slices, but many agree that the consistency of the apples into cubes is better.

The butter to add it to the flour must be very cold and cut into cubes.

You can use a mixer to make the process of preparing the dough easier for you.

To transfer the dough from the flat surface to the mold, use the rolling pin to remove the dough with your fingers and roll it onto the rolling pin, being careful not to break the dough. Then, we unroll on the mold.

Conclusions of the apple pie

Apple pie is a delicious dessert and ideal to eat with ice cream in the afternoon. For example, vanilla, pistachio or mint ice cream are ideal to accompany the caramelized apple flavor of the cake. You can also accompany it with a cup of coffee.

That is why we recommend you prepare your own version of this recipe and add your personal touch.