Classic apple pie
Classic apple pie

Tarta de manzana clásica

Apple pie is a classic dessert that consists of a shortcrust or puff pastry base filled with a mixture of sliced ​​apples and sweetened with sugar and cinnamon. The top of the cake can be a second layer of dough, or a mixture of butter, sugar and flour crumbs. It is baked in the oven until the dough is golden and crispy and the apples are tender and juicy. It can be served hot or cold and is often accompanied by whipped cream or vanilla ice cream.

Ingredients to prepare apple pie

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup cold butter cut into cubes
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 6 apples, peeled, seeded and cut into thin slices
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into cubes
  • 1 beaten egg

Instructions to prepare apple pie:

  1. In a large bowl, mix the flour and salt. Add the cold butter and mix with a pastry cutter or two knives until the mixture resembles a thick pea.
  2. Add the cold water and mix until the dough comes together. Form a flat disc and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). In a large bowl, mix the apples, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon juice.
  4. On a floured surface, roll the dough into a large circle. Place in a 9-inch (23 cm) tart pan and trim the edges.
  5. Add the apple mixture to the dough and cover with the cubed butter.
  6. Brush the edges of the dough with beaten egg. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until the crust is golden brown and the apples are tender.

This classic apple pie recipe is a delight from the dessert category. The dough is soft and flaky, and the mix of apples, sugar, and spices creates a sweet and spicy filling.


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