It is more than obvious – there are still loads of apples on my market every week. And it is not the worst using the products of the season. So welcome back to another way of using apples (and pears by the way).
Another hobby of mine are movies – I love cinema. And an even bigger fan when it comes to movies with a certain baking part. That’s why I want to share one of my favorite movies: Waitress (2007). With the gorgeous Keri Russell – Nathan Fillion (Serenity and Castle) – Jeremy Sisto and Ceryl Hines (both in Suburgatory). I so love the way she is inspired for pies by her personal life (drama and love) I just wanted to share this little movie – aside the block-busters.
Well – before I start to get off the point – here is my recipe for you.
For the base and the top:
260 gr. flour
125 gr. butter (cut in small pieces)
60 gr. confectioner´s sugar
2 tsp. baking powder (mixed with the flour)
For the filling:
3-4 apples and 1-2 pears – peeled and cut I use approx. 600 gr.
100 gr. sugar
2 TBSP. cornstarch
1 tsp. cinnamon
Flour and butter for the pan and the roll out
Tarte form pan (or springform pan) 10 ¼“
After the dormant phase – pre-heated oven at 360°F/180°C (top bottom heat)
For the dough first put half of the flour and the butter in your kitchen machine and let it work.
Add the confectioner´s sugar.
When all is blended well add the egg.
At last add the rest of the flour and wait until you have a homogenous dough.
Split the dough – 2/3 for the base 1/3 for the top – and pack separately into foil. I press them into a round form. Put the doughs into the fridge for one hour.
In the meantime peel and core the apples and pears and cut them into pieces until you have approx. 600 gr.
Put them into a pot with the sugar and let them cook on low heat for about 10 minutes.
Add the cinnamon and the cornstarch and stir for another 5 minutes. Then put aside to let cool down.
After the dormant phase roll out the bigger part of the dough and put it into your pan. Add the filling and roll out the smaller dough.
Cut it into stripes and lay them on top of the filling.
Put the pie into the pre-heated oven at 360°F/180°C (top bottom heat) for about 30 minutes.
Let the pie cool down and enjoy it with a good movie (maybe Waitress).
I hope you enjoy my recipe.