Ingredients for making a pie with apples and dried apricots
- Apple Semerenko 4 pieces
- Dried apricots large size 6 pieces
- 4 eggs
- Sugar 200 grams
- Condensed milk 3 tablespoons
- Salt on the tip of a knife
- Wheat flour 150 grams
- Baking soda 1/2 teaspoon
- Small lemon 1 piece
- Spice cinnamon (powder) 1 pinch
- Powdered sugar 2 tablespoons
- Pistachio nuts peeled 75 grams
- Packaged green tea 1 bag
- Purified water 200-250 milliliters
- Butter 100 grams
- Main ingredientsDried apricots, Apple, Flour
- Serving 5 servings
Inventory:Juicer, Cutting board, Knife, Blender, Cup, Bowl, Tablespoon, Teaspoon, Deep bowl - 2 pieces, Hand whisk or mixer, Strainer, Detachable baking dish, Parchment, Plate, Kitchen stove, Oven, Kettle, Saucer, Kitchen gloves, Toothpick or matchstick, Serving platter
Cooking a pie with apples and dried apricots:
Step 1: prepare green tea.To begin, pour purified water into a kettle and put on medium heat. After the water boils, turn off the burner, and pour the liquid into the cup. We spread a bag of green tea there and, using a teaspoon, mix the ingredients well until the water turns yellow-green. After - set the drink aside so that it is infused and then - throw out the tea bag, and leave the liquid aside for 10 minutesso that green tea can cool to a warm state.
Step 2: prepare dried apricots.Dried apricots are washed well under running warm water and then laid out in a bowl. Pour the ingredient with warm green tea and set aside to insist and soften. After 10-15 minutes we pour out tea, since it will no longer be useful to us, and we put the dried apricots on a cutting board and use a knife to cut into small pieces. Shredded dried fruits are transferred back to the free bowl.
Step 3: prepare the flour.Using a sieve, sift the flour into a free bowl. This must be done so that flour lumps do not come across in the dough later and it in itself becomes much softer and more tender.
Step 4: prepare the lemon.To begin with, we wash the lemon under running water and after that - lay out the ingredient on a cutting board. Cut the citrus into two halves and with a knife cut off from one part of the ingredient 1-2 circles at your discretion. After - using the same sharp inventory, grind the lemon slices into small pieces and shift them in a saucer. And squeeze the juice out of the remaining parts of the lemon component using a manual juicer. To make a pie with apples and dried apricots, we need 1 tablespoon of freshly squeezed lemon juice.
Step 5: prepare the apples.We wash the apples under running warm water and then put the ingredient on a cutting board. Using a knife, cut the apples into two halves. From each apple slice, cut out the core and remove the tail. Attention: if desired, you can cut the peel, but I usually leave the apples in this condition, as the dish looks so much festive and brighter. After that, we cut each half of the fruit into small slices and transfer them to a clean plate.
Step 6: prepare the egg-milk mixture.We break the eggshell with a knife, and pour the protein with the yolk into a clean bowl. Using a hand whisk or mixer, beat eggs with salt until lush foam. After that, pour sugar into small containers in small pieces and at the same time continue to whip everything with improvised equipment. At the end, add the condensed milk and again beat well until a homogeneous mass is formed.
Step 7: prepare the dough.In a bowl with sifted flour, add a little cinnamon, quench soda with lemon juice directly above the container and pour the egg-milk mixture into the bowl. Using a tablespoon, mix everything well until smooth. At the end, add chopped lemon and dried apricots and again mix everything well until smooth.
Step 8: prepare the nuts.Put the pistachios in the blender bowl and chop the ingredient into small pieces at medium speed for 30 seconds. Attention: if desired, part of the crushed nut can be poured into the dough. Thus, the cake is even tastier.
Step 9: prepare the butter.We spread the butter on a cutting board and use a knife to cut several pieces from the main ingredient. For the time being, put the shredded component aside and move on to the main step - cooking the dish itself.
Step 10: prepare a pie with apples and dried apricots.A piece of butter lubricates the baking dish, not forgetting the sides of the container. After that, cover the bottom of the mold with parchment and use our hands to smooth the baking paper over the entire container. Pour the dough into a baking dish and, using a tablespoon, mix the test component again so that the filling does not settle on the bottom of the container. Then beautifully lay the apple slices on the surface of the dough and sprinkle with the remaining nut crumbs. On top of the entire surface of the pie, lay out pieces of butter. Put the dish in a preheated oven to a temperature 180 ° C prepare for 25-35 minutes until a golden crust forms on the baking surface. After the allotted time, we are in no hurry to turn off the oven, but check the readiness of the test with a toothpick. To do this, with the help of kitchen gloves, we take out the baking dish from the oven and in several places we pierce the cake with a wooden stick. If the toothpick remains dry and without pieces of wet dough, then the pie with apples and dried apricots is ready and you can serve it in a few minutes to the table. We leave the dish directly in the baking dish to the side so that the pie can cool to a warm state. After that, we carry out the knife along the board from the inside of the container and transfer the baking to a serving dish.
Step 11: serve the pie with apples and dried apricots.When the cake cools down, you can optionally sprinkle with powdered sugar. I usually do not do this, since it is already quite tasty and sweet. Serving such pastries can be with any kind of tea or coffee drink, be sure to cut it in advance with a knife into portioned slices. The pie with apples and dried apricots is very fragrant and literally smells of warm, fragrant summer. Be sure to try and enjoy a piece of such a pie. Good appetite!
- - Instead of pistachios, you can put any other nuts in your dish to your taste. For example, cashew nuts or walnuts.
- - In the summer, the cake can be decorated not only with apples, but also with slices of fresh apricot. Then the cake turns out even more aromatic and tastier.
- - Instead of cinnamon, you can put vanilla sugar in the dish. In this case, such an ingredient can be added in the amount of one sachet.