SUNKEN APPLE PIE
I LOVE THIS PIE! You want to know why? Because it so fruity, so simple and not as sweet as all the usual cakes you buy in the store. The apples make it a healthy, juicy and tasty threat.
I made this cake for Mother’s Day and the whole family loved it. That is why I want to share this recipe with you today.
For the dough:
- 2 eggs
- 2.4 cups flour (325 gr)
- 1.3 cups sugar, if you like it sweeter, add a little more (300 g)
- 1 cup plain yogurt (250 gr)
- 1 cup oil
- 0.6 cups chopped walnuts (100 gr)
- 4 teaspoon baking powder
- 4 teaspoon vanilla sugar
- Pinch of fine salt
For the coating:
- 3 medium apples
- 2 teaspoon melted butter
After baking (you may also leave the pie plain, without adding jelly and powdered sugar):
- 2-3 tbsp. apricot marmalade
- Some powdered sugar
Take a larger bowl and whisk the eggs, then add the sugar, the salt and the vanilla sugar. Mix all together well and fold in the oil. Afterwards add the yogurt and mix it again. Then put the bowl beside for a second.
Take a smaller bowl with the walnuts and give 3 teaspoons of the flour to it, mix. This is an old secret and prevents that the walnuts sink to the ground when baking. 😊
Then I take the rest of the flour in a separate bowl and add the baking powder. Mix again. Sometimes, I also add a little cinnamon to this.
Now, I add the flour and the walnuts to the though and fold it in. Grease the springform pan, sprinkle a little flour and pour in the though.
It is time for the coating. Peel, core and quarters the apples. Then slice each quarter lengthwise without cutting all the way through to the core side, leaving the quarter hinged together. When finished, spread apples on the though. Melt a little butter and spread over apples and though.
Preheat the oven to 340 degrees and bake for 45 minutes. It might take a little longer, just make the toothpick test, to see if the cake is done.
After baking, I melt the apricot marmalade and spread over the cake. Let the cake cool down to room temperature and sprinkle some powdered sugar over it.