Apple pie seems to be all the rage just now.

Martin in Broda made one because Mr. Urs made one. So now I have to show them how it's really done, what do the Swiss and Germans know about true pie ;P, their version is actually a tart.
1 cup of butter cut into 2 cups of flour with a pinch of salt until crumbly looking.

Using a fork stir in 5 Tablespoons of cold water and 1 Tablespoon of vinegar just until it holds together.
Divide dough in half shaping it into balls, DO NOT KNEAD IT. Roll out 1 crust and fit into pie plate. Roll out second and set aside.

Mix sliced apples, a pinch of cinnamon, plumped raisins, chopped nuts and brown sugar together.
This pie was 4 large apples, all other ingredient measurements are to your preference.
Stir in 2 Tablespoons granulated tapioca or flour to absorb excess juices.
Fill the pie, add top crust cut to vent steam and bake at 350-375F. for 45 minutes to an hour.

I really wish that there had been vanilla ice cream in the house when it came out of the oven. I'll have to plan ahead next time.


MartininBroda said...

That’s not completely the story, first there was someone in the night, it must been in the night, who “relieved” our little Boskoop apple tree a “bit”, on the next day I posted a picture from a basket full of apples (to prevent similar events), John from Boston commented on it (about apple pie), Urs from Zurich made a “Tarte” and posted a recipe, I’ve tried to make it too (more or less successful), you’ve said “there is nothing more American than apple pie”, I said I want to see a proof. I’m not sure, it’s the end of the story. So thanks to the thief first. Your pie is looking good.

Lars said...

Thanks for the back story Martin. The pie is so good I think I'll make another, and get some vanilla ice cream, I don't know if there is anything that tastes as good as hot apple pie with ice cream.

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