Nigella’s (amazing) Apple Pie

I was looking for the umpteenth apple cake recipe and, instead of googling it, I decided to download some baking apps on my iphone. I had read about Nigella Lawson before but I had never tried her recipes…When I saw the app ‘Nigellissima’, it grabbed my attention for few reasons: it was free, graphics were well-finished and I was curious to taste her cooking.
As you can see from the pic, this is more a cake rather than a pie…but -beside this- it has three big pluses: it has a nice consistency and taste, it looks really nice and it takes no more than 15 minutes to make!
ApplePie
Ingredients

– 3 or 4 apples
– 2 1/2 cups/250gr all purpose flour
– 7 tbsp/100gr butter, room temperature
– 3/4 cup/150gr granulated sugar
– 2 eggs
– 1/2 cup/125ml milk
– 1 lemon grated zest
– 2tsp baking powder
– 1 tsp vanilla extract
– salt
For the top
– 1 tbs brown sugar
– 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 200° C/ 400° F. Grease and flour one 9-by-2-inch (23cm diameter) cake pan, tapping out excess flour. If you prefer line it with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle put the flour, baking powder, pinch of salt, soft butter, granulated sugar, eggs, lemon zest and vanilla extract and mix till it forms a thick batter. With you food processor still running, add milk to lighten the mixture.
  3. Peel and core the apples. Slice three of them and cut the remaining in small chunks. Put chuncks into the pastry and then pour the mixture into the baking tin.
  4. On the top of it, place the sliced apples as in a radial. Sprinkle brown sugar and cinnamon mixture.
  5. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Let the cake cool before slicing.
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4 comments
  1. Wendy Tyrrell said:

    This looks delicious. Just the thing for using up the apples from our garden.

  2. Thank you Wendy! Tomorrow I’m going to pick up apples from my garden too and this will definitely be a good option to use a bunch of them 🙂 happy baking!

  3. GORGEOUS!! This may be on my Thanksgiving table. 🙂

    • Hey there! Thank you for your lovely comment 🙂 This cake is very easy to make but it turns out great every time! Let me know the result whenever you will bake it!

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