Russian Apple Pie Recipe with Fresh Apples
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I got this Russian apple pie recipe from my mother, who is German 🙂 You can play around with the ingredients and add more apples or reduce the sugar. The mix of apples, cinnamon, chocolate and nuts is perfect and makes a great fall and winter pie. It is easy to prepare and a good potluck dessert. I didn’t add any topping, but you can add chocolate or a frosting. This recipe differs a little from American pie recipes, because it is not so sweet and creamy. Rather it is a more dry cake, perfect to eat with coffee! I got all my ingredients at ALDI so it is a very affordable snack or breakfast. I love that you don’t need expensive kitchen machines to prepare this dessert!
Also check out 34 Science-Backed Health Benefits of Apples by Helen Nichols. I did not know apples help building the muscles and reduce migraines!
What You Need
- Margarine (or Butter)
- Nuts (Hazel or Almond, crushed)
- Baking Powder
- Cinnamon, Cocoa powder
- Mixing Bowls
- Hand Blender
- Silicone Pie Pan
How to prepare the Russian Apple Pie
First, peel the apples, cut out the core and slice thinly. Put the apple slices into a bowl and sprinkle with cinnamon, 2 T sugar and if you like a shot of rum (the alcohol will evaporate while the pie is baking). Mix all ingredients in the bowl and let sit for 15 minutes.
You can use margarine to make it easier to blend, but the suggested hand blender will mix everything together, even blend hard butter, and it will chop the nuts a little bit more.
After you are done blending and your apples were “soaking” in the cinnamon-sugar-rum mix, add the apples into the second bowl with the dough and mix together.
All you have to do now is to transfer your dough into the silicone pie baking pan and bake it in the oven for 1h on 360 F/ 180C.
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Enjoy your Russian Apple Pie and let me know what you think in the comments!
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