Few things are as synonymous with the holidays as pie. Yes, perhaps more of a European or American tradition, but we as South Africans love pie just as much as the next. Chances are that it doesn’t matter which holiday dinner you celebrate a delicious pie will be on the table. And Apple Pie is as traditional as it comes.
250 ml Snowflake cake flour
2 ml bicarbonate of soda
10 g instant dry yeast
80 g margarine
125 ml sugar
2 large eggs, beaten
150 ml lukewarm milk
410 g apples
250 ml cream
250 ml sugar
5 ml vanilla essence
- Preheat the oven to 180º C (350º F).
- Spray a 22 x 22 cm ovenproof dish with non-stick spray.
- Mix the cake flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda together. Add the instant dry yeast and mix.
- Cream the margarine and sugar together until light and creamy.
- Add the dry ingredients to the margarine mixture, alternating with the beaten eggs and milk.
- Mix well.
- Pour a layer into the prepared oven dish and arrange the thinly sliced pie apples on top. Repeat process
- Cover with greased plastic and leave in a warm place to rise until double in volume, about 25 to 30 minutes.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until done and golden brown.
- Mix the cream and sugar for the syrup in a saucepan and heat slowly until the sugar has dissolved.
- Boil lightly for five minutes.
- Add the vanilla essence and pour over the syrup while the pie is still hot.
Serve warm or cold with either cream, custard or ice cream. Makes a medium-sized pie ±8 servings.