Update. I have since been informed that this recipe is actually for an apple cake and not an apple pie. My excuses for this mistake, blame it on my non-native-englishness. I am confident to say though that as an apple cake this is equally delicious and easy. Try it, and let me know how it turned out!
It is Monday morning. A busy day ahead awaits us . Lots of things on the schedule, many things to do, and all waiting for us to do it.
But let’s take a moment first. Let’s pour us a cup, and have ourselves a little treat. Today I am sharing this easy apple pie recipe. It is so fast, quick and easy and it always comes out so well. I learned to bake this when I was a kid. It is from my mom’s old baking book from the fifties. It has never failed me and I make it when I need a little extra sweetness in my life. And when I have apples.
I will admit that I’ve had a piece of this for breakfast at more than one occasion. But hè, it has fruit in it, so it must be good. And it is Monday morning…..
This cake is soft and moist and sweet and indulging and so very forgiving.
Just what we need……
…. and deserve…..
……….because we are worth it…..
Now this is not particularly good for all the floppy parts and dangling bits on our bodies. But it is good for the soul.
And if we have a small piece in the morning, I am sure we can get away with having another piece for afternoon tea too.
This baby freezes well. We can save the rest for another Monday morning when we need a little pick me up. Just pop it in the microwave straight from the freezer and it will taste like fresh.
Let’s start baking shall we.
Easy Apple Pie Recipe
200 grams/ 1 cup butter
200 grams/ 1 cup sugar
1 tbsp vanilla sugar or vanilla extract
1 tsp lemon extract
250 grams / 2 cups of self-rising flour
Stir the butter until creamy
Add the sugar bit by bit while stirring
Add the eggs one by one, add the vanilla and lemon extract, keep stirring
Sift the flour, carefully stir the flour into the mixture
Pour the dough in a baking tin (13 inches). Level it with a wet spoon.
Pit and peel the apples. Quarter them or cut them in eights depending on size. Carve in the round side. Put them on the dough in circles.
Bake for 30 minutes at 175 C (347 F), until golden brown and a toothpick comes out clean.
After baking spread hot jelly over warm cake. Let cool. Sprinkle with icing sugar.
You can replace the apples for any fruit actually, this basic cake recipe works with just about anything. Let your imagination go wild!
Hope you enjoyed having a piece of apple pie with me.