Sink your fangs into some lovely… DUTCH APPLE TART…”APPELTAART”

Here’s grandma’s recipe for this delicious Dutch apple pie!

serves 12

For the PASTRY
250g plain flour
175g butter, softened
80g caster sugar
2 eggs (one and a half for the pastry mixture, half for brushing the top)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1kg apples (bit sour)
50g caster sugar
70g sultanas
3 teaspoons ground cinnamon

prep. 25 min         cook 1 hr
1. mix the flour, softened butter, sugar, cinnamon and one and a half eggs in a bowl. Knead it with your hands to a  consistent smooth dough.

2. roll out 3/4 of the dough to cover the bottom and sides of a greased  ROUND (24 cm) cake tin or spring form tin.

3. Preheat the oven to 170 C / gas 3

4. Peel, core and slice the apples. Mix this with 50g sugar, sultanas and cinnamon. Put the mixture into the prepared cake tin.

5. Roll out the remaining dough and cut into long strips, each about 1 cm wide. Start with the longest strips and lay the first two in an X in the centre of the pie. Alternate horizontal and vertical strips, weaving them in an over-and-under pattern. Use the shortest strips for the edges. If you are having trouble removing the dough from the work surface, roll the strips up like a rug and unroll them onto the pie. Press the end of the strips firmly to the edge of the pie and trim away any excess dough with a knife. Brush with remaining (beaten) egg.

6. Bake for 60-65 minutes, or until pastry is light brown.

Oh, and add a fair amount of sweetened whipped cream next to your slice for the ultimate Dutch experience!

EET SMAKELIJK! (Bon Appetit!)


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