Thursday, March 14, 2013

Celebrating π Day

Honouring the twenty-fifth annual Pi Day and Einstein's birthday as well; I can not think of a better way to celebrate.

Zonder Zorg Apple Pie.

300 gr.         Whole wheat flour
100 gr.         White sugar 
                    Pinch of salt

200 gr.         Cold butter
1                  Egg

1 kg.            Firm  Apples
100 gr.         Raisins Sultanas
100 gr.         Black currents
  50 gr.         Pecan nuts, coarsely chopped  
1 inch          Fresh Ginger Root
1 Tbs.          Cinnamon
1 Tbs           Sugar

500 ml.        Milk
2 tbs            Birds Custard powder

24 cm spring form pan.

Mix flour, sugar, salt. Cut butter in small pieces and add. Beat egg in small bowl and add 3/4 to the flour mixture. Line the tin and side with 3/4 of the dough and place the tin and the remaining dough in the fridge.

Pre-heat oven to 170C or 350F.

Soak raisins and currants in hot water for 10 min. Peel the apples and slice them.

In a large pot place apples and add raisins, currents, ginger and some of the water. Slowly simmer, stirring the apples till they start to soften. Drain.
Add cinnamon, sugar and chopped Pecan Nuts.

Make the custard. Fill the pan with apple mixture, poor the custard over the apples. 
Use the remaining dough for the lattice work on top of the apples and custard. Brush the top with the remaining egg.

Bake for one hour.

Cool pie and serve with whipped cream.

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