Croatian apple cake

Ingredients

Dough:
400g all-purpose flour
300g butter, very cold
50g Demerara sugar
2 egg yolks
2 tbs sour cream
1 tbs home-made brandy (plum or pear)
150g apricot jam
Filling:
1 kg apples, peeled, cleaned, quartered and sliced
60g Demerara brown sugar
½ tbs vanilla sugar
Cinnamon
80g raisins
Juice of ½ a lemon
Powder sugar for dusting

Preparation

1
Use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour until you have a mixture that resembles coarse breadcrumbs with no large lumps of butter remaining.
2
Add sugar, egg yolks, cream and brandy, combine and bind the dough together.
3
Wrap the dough in cling film and chill for about 2 hours or overnight.
4
Meanwhile, prepare the filling: lightly cook apples, sugar, vanilla sugar, cinnamon, raisins, and lemon juice for about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
5
Divide the chilled dough into two equal pieces. Roll out the dough into two rectangles (about 40 x 25 cm)on a floured surface. Place one of the rectangles into a floured (or lined with parchment paper) baking tin (app. 40 x 25 cm) and bake in the oven at 200°C. When a pale crust develops on top (after 10 - 15 minutes), remove the tin from the oven.
6
Carefully smear the semi-baked crust with apricot jam. Cover it with evenly distributed filling. Place the second rectangle of dough on top and prick it with a fork.
7
Bake the pie at 200°C for 30 minutes, or until done.
8
Dust the still warm pie with powder sugar, cut into squares and serve.

 



Comments

Balkan Foods's picture

The recipe looks typical of Balkan foods,easy to make, tasty and cheap. I love it!!!

About

It is a fragnant and delicious cake.

Yield:

8 - 10 servings

Added:

January 20, 2013

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