Simple apple pie

Very close to my house there is an orchard of wild apples that almost nobody bother to harvest. They fall on the ground every year and they serve as food for the horses brought there to graze between the trees. The trees make small apples, they do not look perfect, they have worms but they are totally organic with a sour and sweet taste and a special aroma that you cannot compare to any that you can find in a supermarket. And every year I select some good ones before they are eaten by the horses and put them in a pie. This year I was lacking time for a more advanced recipe so I made the most simple one.

  • 3kg of (wild) apples
  • 1 package of pastry sheets (~400g)
  • 3 tablespoons cinnamon (powder)
  • 4 tablespoons sugar (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil

  1. Wash the apples, take the core out and peel them.
  2. Grate them manually or with a robot.
  3. Drain a big part of the apple juice because you would like your pie to be more consistent. Drink the juice yourself or give it to your children, they will appreciate it very much .
  4. Mix the grated and drained apples with 2 tablespoons of cinnamon and the sugar.
  5. Divide the sheets number of pastry sheets that you have into 3.
  6. Lay the first part of pastry sheets on the bottom of a big tray with high borders.
  7. Brush the pastry sheets on the bottom with 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  8. Divide the apple mixture into 2. Lay the first one on the pastry sheets in the tray.
  9. Add the second layer of pastry sheets and brush them the second tablespoon of olive oil.
  10. Add the remaining apples on top, and finally add the last part of pastry sheets over.
  11. Sprinkle the last tablespoon of cinnamon on top of the pie.
  12. Bake at 200ÂșC around 45 minutes in the preheated oven or until the top layer of pastry sheets have a nice brown color.
  13. Let it cool, cut in squares and serve it with caramel sauce.


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