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Classic Apple Pie recipe

Recette: Tarte aux pommes classique
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Sleep Time: 20 min
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Servings 6 person(s)
Difficulty level 1 out of 5
Calories Per Serving: 362 kCal (1448 kJ)
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  • Pastry dough:
  • 1.5 cups (200g) flour
  • 1/2 cup (100g) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 5 apples
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • Cinnamon sticks or vanilla pods for flavoring


  • 1 pie plate, 10 inches or 26 cm in diameter
  • 1 saucepan
  • 1 small mixer


  1. To prepare the pastry dough combine the flour and butter (cut into small pieces), salt and sugar. Mix with half a glass of water until a ball forms and let sit 20 minutes

  2. Prepare the applesauce: in a small saucepan cook 2 apples, cut into small pieces, with the sugar, a little water, and the cinnamon sticks or vanilla pod (split open) for 15 minutes over low heat (or 8 minutes in the microwave) then stir the sauce

  3. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C)
  4. Spread the pastry dough into the pie pan and prick with a fork. Pour a layer of applesauce on the bottom of the dough.

  5. Arrange the 3 remaining apples, cut into thin slices, at the bottom of the pie pan.

  6. Sprinkle with sugar according to taste

  7. Bake at 400°F (200°C) for about 30 minutes.

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5117Thomas | | 9 juillet 2017 à 19h36
"This is delicious!!"

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