Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 cups flour

  2. 4 egg yolk

  3. 4 tablespoons lard/ fat

  4. 5 or more tablespoons sugar Salt

  5. 1 beaten egg

  6. 6 or 7 large apples

  7. 2 teaspoons lemon juice Grated rind

  8. 1 lemon

  9. 2 tablespoons peach or apricot jam Ground cinnamon

  10. 1 cinnamon stick A little confectioner's sugar

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Put the flour on a slab or pastry board. Make a well in the center and put in it the egg yolks, fat, 4 tablespoons sugar and a pinch of salt. Work center ingredients to a smooth paste; work the flour quickly. Roll out, not too thick, and line a shallow pie dish with half of dough. Trim off extra dough neatly and brush the edges with beaten egg.

  2. Skin, core, and slice the apples thickly. Put in a pan with the lemon juice and grated lemon rind, the jam and 1 teaspoon sugar. Half cook the apples. Cool a little. Fill the lined pie shell. Sprinkle top with a little ground cinnamon. Stick in the top a small piece of cinnamon stick. Cover with remaining pastry and trim off neatly. Stick down edges with a pointed knife. Brush all over top with beaten egg and sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake for 35-40 minutes in a moderate oven until golden brown on the top. Remove and cool. Dust with confectioners’ sugar and serve.


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