Just 'Like' My Pie

Today's recipe I am sharing with you is a real classic - so classic theres even a Movie named after it. Although my Apple Pie is very different from the one that got assaulted in the film.

As easy to make, as it is tasty - its a healthy & low fat/calory (for pie standards) option too. Aside from the Mürbeteig (german shortdough) doughbase & sourcream topping its really just roasted fruit with a touch of sugar. 

I'm also going to share with you my base short dough recipe which is the classical, timelessly popular german recipe for cakedough - used in most pie & cookie recipes. 

 

Ingredients:

Mürbeteig (dough): 

250g Flour 

100g Sugar

125g cold Butter

1 Egg 

 

Fruit filling:

10g Butter

4 cut Apples (I prefer to use Braeburn)

100g cut very sweet & ripe Pineapple

100g frozen forest berries

10ml Lemonjuice

Hint of Cinnamon & fresh Vanilla scrape

50g Sugar 

 

Topping:

200ml Sourcream 

 

Preparation:

Preheat your Oven to 200'

Dough:

Prepare your dough according to the pictures illustrated above - first mix the sugar to the flour - chip the cold butter into pieces & add it to the bowl - knead the mixture gently until it has the consistency of graded parmesan - add the egg - mix again quickly into the doughpaste - form into a sphere, wrap in foil & let it rest in the fridge for 30 minutes - Thats all the magic :) 

Of course if you are feeling lazy or lacking the time you can use a ready made doughmixture from the supermarket. 

 

Filling: 

Cut up all the Fruits by your preference. Start by roasting the Apples with the Butter in a cooking pan for around 3 Minutes. Add the Sugar, Cinnamon & Vanilla - turn over gently until the sugar has become invisible. Add the Pineapple and keep roasting until the Apples are soft and can be divided with a fork. The sugar should become slighly caramelized but not burnt and cover the roasted fruits. Add Lemon juice and bits of water if needed (so that nothing burns). 

 

Topping: 

Making frozen Sourcream is really easy - I just put 200ml of Sourcream into the freezer and stirr every 15 Minutes. After max 1 hour its done & it will take a lovely consistency almost by itself. I have an icecream machine - but I actually don't use it to create the Sourcream topping because it really isn't needed at all. 

 

Pie: 

Remove the Dough from the Fridge and roll out into a circle, the dough should be about 4mm thick - use a desired pie mould, grease it, and place the dough into the mould as shown on the picture. Then use a spoon to move the roasted fruits from the pan into the mould. Sprinkle the frozen Berries directly & evenly in between and on top of the fruits. Pop the Pie into the Oven for around 20 Minutes (depending on thickness of dough & layer of fruits) its always best to test by using a fork to check if the dough has become hard enough so that your pie won't fall apart. 

 

Let the Pie cool for a bit - although I love to eat it while its still warm especially in combination with the chilled sourcream. 

The combination of hot & cold - sweet & sour - really makes this such an amazing dessert. 

 

Hope you enjoy it as much as I do & don't be hesitant to get creative with the recipe - cooking should be fun :) 

Xx

Sylwina 

 

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