Autumn is a wonderful time of the year, and it’s especially perfect for apple pie! Apples are plentiful and a real vitamin boost this time of the year, so why not eat as many as possible? Here’s one recipe that’s great for apple lovers (and anyone who likes cake really.) If apples are not easily available in your community, then pears can be used instead or as a supplement.
Let’s get started!
- 6 – 8 appels (or pears)
- 250 g butter
- 2 dl sugar
- 1 dl brown sugar
- 2 dl whole wheat grain
- 1 dl flour
- 1 dl oats
- 2-3 table spoons cinnamon
Optional: Ice cream for topping
Step 1: Ready the Apples
The most time consuming part of this recipe is making the apples ready. Wash the fruit and remove the cored, wasting as little fruit as possible. Slice the apples into boats, about 1 – 1.5 cm thick.
Find a backing tray that fits your pie, take a little piece of the butter and smear it on the inside of the tray, to avoid any pie sticking to the sides or bottom.
When your baking tray is ready, arrange your apples evenly - however you like. The apples won’t be visible in the end, so no need to make a piece of art.
Step 2: Now on to the Crust
The pie crust is fairly simple to make. Get out a big ball and start out by massaging you butter, until it is soft. Then add both kinds of sugar, wheat, oats and grains, and mix it into the dough with your hands.
At this part of the project it wasn’t possible for me to take any pictures, as my hands were completely messy.
When the crust dough is well mixed with an even texture, spread it out over the apples, still using your hands. It’s tricky to spread it evenly without disturbing the apples underneath, but it won’t matter if it’s a bit chunky at places.
Now it’s time to add the cinnamon over the crust. I also added a bit more extra sugar, but that’s not really necessary as the crust becomes caramel-like anyway.
Bake the pie in a preheated oven , 200 degrees C for about 25 – 30 min.
Check on the pie to see when the colour is right. Remember that the cinnamon will make the pie appear darker than the crust actually is.
(Please excuse my reflection in the oven, and my ugly weekend leggings…)
Step 3: Enjoy the Pie
When the pie is ready, let it cool a bit before serving. This is good for the crust and nessecary to avoid ice cream from melting. It really is a pleasure with a cup of tea and a bit of ice cream, if you happen to have some. Be sure to keep an eye on your pie – it really attracts both people and doggoes with the amazing smell!
This pie is a great project if you want a quicker autumn treat, and the amount of fruit and oats/whole grain makes it a "healthier" option than many other snacks. Enjoying it in the sun with a warm sweater and some fine people around makes for great autumn times.
Have fun creating and bon appetite!