Friday, November 9, 2012

Apples under a cinnamon cloud

 I had this idea for an apple pie for a long time now. I wanted to make something similar to my mum's Pleśniak ("mould pie"), but was afraid that raw apples won't cook enough while baking.

I found this recipe today and I'm determined to make it work for me :)

And I didn't have to go out to buy anything which obviously is a plus :)

Let's see how it went.


Apples under a cinnamon cloud

1-2 medium apples sliced

 For the pastry:
  •  200g flour
  • 100g cold butter
  • 50g powdered sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp water
  • pinch of salt

For the cream filling:

  •  2 eggs
  • 200g cream 30%
  • 50g powdered sugar

For the cinnamon cloud:

  •  1 egg white
  • 70g powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
Cooking instructions

For the pastry - just put everything on a flat surface and knead together. 
Remember NOT to throw the egg white away! 

I did. I didn't read the recipe till the end - dumb me :)

It came together completely when I added water. Mine wasn't super cold as in the original recipe. I don't know if it is extremely important.

Then put the pastry in a round baking dish  - remember to put some of the pastry on the sides of the dish.
Put in a fridge for 30 min.


Mix eggs with sugar and the add cream. Mix.

Pour half on the pastry, put apple slices and cover them with the rest of filling.
It's pretty runny, but don't worry it will bake ok.

Apples:  I sliced them pretty thin and covered with cinnamon sugar (1tbsp sugar + 1 teaspoon cinnamon).

Put in the oven (200*C) for 20 min. (or when the filling is set).

Cinnamon Cloud:

Whisk egg white with salt till stiff, add sugar and mix till combined.
Add cinnamon. Mix together.

After 20 minutes of baking, pour the cloud mix on the pie and bake for another 10 -15 min.

The cake isn't too sweet and cinnamon in the meringue smells and tastes incredible. You could substitute cinnamon with vanilla extract.

Bon Appétit!

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