Apple Pie Recipe Milopita
Apple pie recipe Milopita as its known in Greek, translates to apple pie and is one of life’s greatest joys, here is a quick and easy recipe that everyone will love.
The humble apple pie, although this version is something more like an apple crumble without the oats. Apple pie is generally represented in some way or form in every culture. It is a much loved dessert, for me it has always been seen as a comfort food of my childhood. My grandma’s recipe is a 10/10 and it is a family favourite in our household. I have the honour of carrying down this recipe so that my family can still enjoy the food my grandmother would make for us all.
Crunchy on the top, with a melt in your mouth apple and cinnamon centre and a cookie dough like base, soft and gooey. We hope you enjoy making this apple pie crumble recipe. Serve warm with a dollop of whipped cream or better still, a scoop of icecream.
Ingredients Apple Pie Recipe Milopita
- 7 apples, peeled and chopped into small even sized pieces
- 250g unsalted butter (at room temperature)
- 1 egg
- 1 3/4 cups sugar (3/4 cup sprinkled on apple, 1 cup for the pastry dough)
- 2 cups self raising flour
- Cinnamon to taste
Method Apple Pie Recipe Milopita
- To make the pastry, mix the butter and 1 cup of sugar with a beater, then add the egg and mix well until it is smooth and creamy consistency. Then add in the flour bit by bit, so it comes together to form a smooth dough. Flatten into 2 equal pieces about 2 cm in thickness each and wrap it in cling wrap. Place it in the freezer to completely harden.
- Peel the apples and chop them into small dice (store in a water bath with lemon juice as your are cutting the apple pieces to prevent them from browning). Once all the apples are cut, drain them very well and sprinkle them with the remaining 3/4 cup of sugar. Mix them well with your hands to ensure they’re all well covered, then sprinkle with cinnamon to taste.
- Butter a large rectangular baking tray lightly.
- When the dough is ready to use, take it out of the freezer and work with it quickly. Use a box grater to grate one of the dough pieces straight onto the bottom of the tray. Ensure you grate enough to cover the entire bottom layer of the tray well as this forms the base.
- Place the apples on top of the bottom layer of pastry and spread out evenly. Then continue grating the second piece of the pastry on top of the apple layer.
- Bake at 170° for 40-45 minutes or into lightly golden.
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