My sister’s friend from Romania is now in Holland. He really likes sweet things and we let him try some really dutch stuff. Of course the famous stroopwafels but I also made a dutch apple pie for him. I made one with only apples in it. In most dutch apple pies there are also raisins but my sister and I both don’t like them so I left them out.
Here is how you make a dutch apple pie.
8 fresh sweet apples (I used Jonagold)
125 gr. butter
125 gr. margarine
200 gr. sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
400 gr. self raising flour
2 tablespoons cinnamon
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Butter or spray a baking pan of 28 cm.
Peel the apples. Cut them in small pieces. Put them in a bowl with the cinnamon and one teaspoon vanilla.
Put the other teaspoon of vanilla in another bowl with the butter, margarine and a pinch of salt. Mix it until it is light and fluffy.
Add one egg and mix until you have got a smooth batter. Add the self raising flour and mix again. If necessary, switch to dough hooks or use your hands.
Put one half of the dough in the fridge for about 15 minutes (just to make it firmer). Put the other half on the bottom of your cake pan. Roll out the other half of the dough. Cut out one large strip for the sides of the cake pan.
Put apples in your cake pan.
Cut the remaining dough in stripes and put them on top of the apples in a checkered pattern. Brush the pie with the remaining egg.
Put the cake in the oven for about 1 hour and 30 minutes.
And your finished! Hurray. Not that hard, right?