“Apple pie and coffee” part one

Hooray! Finally! For the autumn season I’ve got a yummy apple snack for you. Ta-dah! It’s my granny’s apple pie – A delicious sheet cake with apples, cinnamon and topped with a pie crust ( or let’s say some pie crust elements).

Granny's apple pie in a whole.

One piece of granny's apple pie

You can find one and a half kilogram of Holsteiner Cox, a variety of apple with some kind of starchy texture. And, unfortunately, I had to buy them. I have nothing against apples from the supermarket but an apple from your own apple tree is way nicer. When I think about that I should start growing some trees right now.
In the olden days, it was a bit different (Blah, blah, blah! The past days. Those were the days! Blah, blah, blah!) We still hadn’t our own apple trees but we knew a kind and old lady who had two or three in her garden. From time to time, my granny visited her and brought a bazillion buckets full of apples back home.

Of course, these huge amounts had to be eaten. More than half of those apples were turned into apple sauce. They came into airtight jars waiting in the cellar for the days when hash browns or rice pudding were on the menu. The remaining apples were used to refine salads and pancakes. Or they ended up in a pie, like this apple pie.

Granny's apple pie with lots  and lots of powdered sugar.

A few pieces of my granny's apple pie

Normally, this cake is totally covered with pie crust. This version is not. I wasn’t able to cover the whole cake without creating a mess. So I decided on some cute and easy pie crust ornaments for this one. Aren’t they cute?

Another piece of apple pie

I’ve babbled enough for today. Help yourself to a few apples and surprise your family with granny’s apple pie recipe:

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Granny's Apple Pie
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30-40 minutes
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
for the apple pie filling:
for the pie crust:
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30-40 minutes
Servings
pieces
Ingredients
for the apple pie filling:
for the pie crust:
Instructions
The apple pie filling:
  1. Heat the sugar together with the cinnamon stick and the juice in a pot until the sugar is completely dissolved.
  2. Peel, core and cut the apples into small pieces. Throw the apples into the pot and boil them down to puree while constantly stirring. Tip: If you want a few apple chunks in your puree, just throw half of the apples into the pot and add the rest later on.
  3. Remove the cinnamon stick and add the chopped almonds. Die Zimtstange entfernen und die gehackten Mandeln unterrühren. Das Ganze für später beiseite stellen.
Der Teig:
  1. Preheat the oven to 356F / 180°C (for an oven with air circulation) and line a standard baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Beat margarine, sugar and vanilla sugar until frothy. Add the egg and mix it until everything is well combined.
  3. Mix flour and baking powder and fold it gradually into the egg mixture. You should be able to form a dough ball. If the dough is still too sticky, add some more flour.
  4. Divide the dough in half. Roll the first half onto your baking tray and spread the apple pie filling onto it. Roll the other half into a square about the same size of your baking tray and carefully cover your apple pie. Tip: If you aren't able to cover the whole pie, let your imagination run free and create flowers, squares or other cute decorations which you can arrange on top of your pie.
  5. Bake the pie for about 30 minutes. For the final touch add some powdered sugar
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granny's apple pie

With this in mind,

An apple a day keeps the doctor away! So, why don’t we eat a few more?