An apple a day keeps the doctor away they say, but they probably don’t mean turning it into an apple pie. However, it is so delicious and so easy to make that a little treat every now and then won’t harm us. This is a French style apple pie.
3 or 4 hard apples
one sheet of puff pastry
about 50 grams of butter
whipped cream (optional)
You need a pie baking mold and a frying pan
Peel and slice the apple into thin slices. Heat the butter in a frying pan and add about 2 or 3 tablespoons of brown sugar, (if you have a sweet tooth you use 3). If you are using sour apples you might want to put a little more sugar.
Already put the apples in the butter with sugar, so don’t wait till the sugar becomes caramelised. Sprinkle some cinnamon over the apples. Mix the apples with the butter and sugar so that all pieces are covered. Keep stirring, this will take about 10 minutes till the butter and sugar start caramelising, it becomes a bit sticky.
Now put the apple mixture in the mold. Put a sheet of puff pastry on the top and prick it with a fork. Beat the egg and brush some of the egg onto the puff pastry.
Put in a preheated oven at 200 degrees and bake till the crust becomes golden brown, about 20 to 25 minutes.
Turn the pie upside down on a plate so that the apples are on top and the pastry at the bottom.
Serve (luke)warm and if you like with some cream.