Grandmother's Apple Pie
On a cold winter day, when you feel the need to snuggle up to a fire, drink some hot chocolate you need something sweet to make the day complete. My German apple pie is just the thing for such an occasion. You could make a big one, like I just did for an office party I have the day after tomorrow. Or you could make the smaller one just for you and the family. Let's get started!
For the big apple pie - Spring Cake tine - Diameter 38cm
- 375gr of plain flour
- 500gr of butter
- 300gr of cane sugar
- 3 packets of vanilla sugar (25gr)
- 3/4 packet of baking power (15gr)
- 5 large eggs
- 8 apples
For the small apple pie - Baking plate
- 250 gr plain flour
- 375gr of butter
- 200gr of cane sugar
- 2 packets of vanilla sugar (15 gr)
- 1/2 packet of baking power (8 gr)
- 3 large eggs
- 4 apples
Temperature - 150°C for 55-70 minutes (10 to 15 minutes of cooling down in the oven)
What to do?
Start by decoring, peeling and cutting the apples up into quarters. Mix up the butter and the sugar (vanilla & cane) in a bowl. I always preheat the butter to make it easier, but if difficult is the way you want to go, go all for it! Mix it up to a smooth batter, like in the picture underneath. Then add the eggs and stir up again. Afterwards slowly add the flour and baking powder to the mixture. If the mixture is a little bit too dense, add some milk.
Cover the baking plate with butter and stick some parchment paper to it. If you don't have any, aluminium foil will do as well. Then spread the mixture of the plate or tin evenly. Then add the quarters of apple and slice them lightly on top. As you seethe indentations in the pictures of the finished apple pie, it gives it a nice touch. Then add some cinnamon on top of the apple to finish it off.
That's all it takes! Enjoy the pie with some whipped cream or vanilla ice if you want to go all out!