vendredi 20 janvier 2012
Bostonian Apple pie
There was a time, some centuries ago, I was in Boston to study, learn and enjoy the American way of living. The apple pie is an important part of American cooking, I don’t know if this recipe is really from Boston but because I learned it there I like to call this pie “Bostonian”.
Peel 10 apples (crunchy ones) and cut in half. In a saucepan melt 170g butter, 170g caster sugar, 2tsp cinnamon, 1tsp vanilla, 4tbsp calvados. Add apples and 150g raisin and cook for 5 minutes. Let it cool out of fire. Make the crust: mix 4tbsp caster sugar, 1tsp salt, 1tsp vanilla, 500g flour, 220g cold butter. Then add 4tbsp cold water. Divide the dough in half, roll it in 2 discs, fold the pan with the first one and put both in the fridge for 2 hours. Fill the pie with cooled apples, cover with second disc, brush with egg wash and caster sugar. Put in the preheated oven (170°C) until golden brown.
Leave it to cool before serving with vanilla ice-cream.. enjoy!