Apple Pie 2.0

Autumn has kicked off to a wonderful start over here. Although cold in the mornings (as it should be in a proper autumn) the days amaze with warm sunshine on our faces, while we sit outside and sip a big cup of tea. Lovely. This has to be my favourite season.

In this spirit, nothing says more “autumn” to me than apples. They even look like autumn with their bright and varied colours. So I am bringing another apple pie to you. I know what you’re thinking. She’s done that before and not even that long ago… Boooored. Well, true. But this one is version 2.0. Smaller (since I am cooking for one now), better and much tastier. So I just couldn’t keep that version from you, could I?


Apple Pie 2.0

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients for the dough:

200g flour
½ tsp salt
100g butter, cold cut into pieces
½ dl water

1. Mix the flour and salt.
2. Add the butter and work the ingredients into a crumbly paste.
3. Add the water into the middle and form a dough (don’t knead).
4. Freeze half of it for another time and use the other half for this pie.
5. Roll out and line the tin with it.
6. Leave for 30 minutes in a cool place, then pierce with a fork.

Ingredients for the filling (for a tin of Ø 19cm):
3 medium sized apples
2 tbsp grounded hazelnut
2 eggs
1/2 – 1dl milk
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla sugar
1 tbsp apricot jam

1. Peel and seed the apples, then cut into slices.
2. Scatter the hazelnuts on the dough.
3. Distribute the apples on the hazelnut lined dough.
4. Then mix the eggs, milk, vanilla sugar and cinnamon and beat well.
5. Pour the liquid over the pie.

Bake for approx. 40 minutes at 200°. Once baked brush the apricot jam onto the pie for a nice shine and taste.

Did you like it? I hope so, this pie was gone within minutes of taking it out of the oven.

I have also been travelling a little bit recently. Since my partner in crime has moved back to Dublin for a year, the need to visit is very big. But that means I got to spend some lovely days walking down the lovely pier in Dun Laoghaire, soak up the autumn sun in a wonderful cafe in Dalky (do visit the Tramyard if you’re in that area) and to run around town for the Culture Night. Oh and let’s not forget the most amazing muffin I had in years (see my twitter account). When I was leaving the city I tried a chocolate and orange muffin at the Harvest Market at Dublin Airport (Terminal 2). Oh… My… God! Yum! I will have to work on copying that recipe in the near future and hope to bring it to you soon. Although I highly doubt I can dublicate the exact same delicousness I had that day. Be sure to visit that cafe as well when you’re leaving Dublin. A must!

So this post turned a bit into a travel advice post. But I find it important to share lovely places as well as lovely food. We’re not all great cooks (like me, hello!) but certainly all food lovers and sometimes it’s just nice to sit down and enjoy a nice meal and wonderful location.


So I will bring this over to Angie’s place to day. In case you haven’t noticed, it’s Fiesta Friday time again. Oh yes. A big thanks to Angie and the two co-hosts Prudy and Naina for throwing a wonderful party, week after week.


36 thoughts on “Apple Pie 2.0

  1. My first thought upon seeing your pie was “ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!” but Lori beat me to it! When I make apple desserts similar to yours, I never have the patience to lay out all the apple slices neatly. I start out making a nice, even pattern then give up halfway through and dump the rest into the pan.


  2. It’s Apple time! I love that the folks here at FF are creating such different and delicious apple recipes. I have apples left over from my Hot Mulled Cider. I will give your pie a try – and I am cooking for one, too! Love it! Happy FFC


  3. Happy Fiesta Friday, Martina!! Wow…I have to say that this is one gorgeous apple pie. I admit to starting out with the great idea of laying the apple slices out so pretty like you have them, but I either end up losing patience, and dumping the apples in… or they don’t look so pretty and uniform like this…and end up dumping the apples in! Maybe someday I’ll make a pie as pretty as this! Not only that…but the hazelnut and jam addition… delicious. I’ll definitely be trying that… LOVE. ❤ Thank you so much for sharing!


  4. Lovely, Martina and very similar to a recipe I use. I was so happy to see this recipe and the beautiful pattern of the apples because I am due to submit my apple pie for the kcrw good food pie contest on Oct. 5 and it’s getting down to the wire! I’ve been making a ton of apple pies and after seeing your picture I realize I need to slice my apples a bit thinner and layer them more thoughtfully!!! My apples are just popping out of the pie all over the place!


    • Glad this is helpful to you. I am not quite happy with the arrangement in the middle. I should have halfed the slices for the middle bit but I am sure you pie will just be pefect! 🙂


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