Saturday, May 15, 2010

As Bulgarian as Apple Pie

I know a lot of people associate Apple pie with America. But since I never made one until moving to Bulgaria, and have now made LOTS, I guess I'll always think of it as that pie I made in Bulgaria. And that pie I ate in Amsterdam. Wow. Next time you're in Amsterdam be sure to have some Apfeltart, you won't regret it.

Anyway, it turns out apple pie isn't very hard at all, once you learn how to make a crust.

So, start with the crust. Make the double layer just as directed but before you put on the top crust and flute the edges and make the steam slits and brush on the egg wash, add the apple pie filling below.

Apple Pie Filling
6 cups peeled sliced green apples
1 TBSP lemon juice
2 TBSP flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
2 TBSP butter, in small pieces

1. Put the apples in a bowl. Squeeze lemon juice on top.
2. Combine flour, cinnamon, salt, and sugar. Stir into apples.
3. Add the apple pie filling to your crust, and dot the butter over the top.

NOW, put the cover on your pie and proceed with fluting, cutting slits for steam, and brushing on the egg wash!

1 comment:

  1. Oh yes those Amsterdam Apfeltarts are really fabulous! Amsterdam is great too.
    Yours is a glorious pie!