Ingredients for - Apple pie with meringue and crumble
How to cook deliciously - Apple pie with meringue and crumble
1 . Stage
Prepare the dough. The soft butter, taken out of the fridge in advance and had time to thaw to a malleable state, combine with the sugar. Rub thoroughly with a fork. We separate the eggs into yolks and whites. The egg whites go to the fridge. Add the yolks to the butter. Throw in a pinch of salt and mix the butter-yolk mixture.
2 . Stage
Gradually add flour and form a soft, pliable flour ball. Do not knead for a long time - you just need to combine all the components together until a homogeneous dough, not sticking to your hands. If the mass is sticky, add more flour.
3 . Stage
Using your fingers, stretch the dough over the mold (24 cm in diameter). Tamp down an even layer on the bottom, forming a rim about 2 cm high. If the mold is smaller, you can form a 4 cm rim). Pierce the base densely with a fork, so that the cake does not puff up during baking, and then put the form in the refrigerator for 30-40 minutes.
4 . Stage
Let's proceed with the filling. Cut off a thin layer of skin from the apples, remove the core. Cut into thin slices, add cinnamon and sugar. Stir. Then we put apple slices into a saucepan, add soft butter and cinnamon and stir. Keep on a low heat under a lid for about 5-15 minutes (time depends on the type of apples). The slices should soften slightly, but retain their shape
5 . Stage
Take the container with the cooled dough out of the fridge. Put it in an oven heated to 180 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Fill the baked sandy "basket" with the apple filling.
6 . Stage
Next we prepare the meringue. Whites are beaten with a pinch of salt until they form a soft, completely white mass, then gradually add the powdered sugar. Continue beating vigorously until stiff peaks and at the end of the beating add the starch.
7 . Stage
Spread the whipped whites on the cooled sandy base with the apples. Spread evenly, hiding the fruit filling under the puffy white layer.
8 . Stage
Next, prepare the shortbread crumbs. Rub cold butter with flour and sugar until crumbs form.
9 . Stage
Then we sprinkle the sandy crumbs on the meringue and put the apple pie in the oven heated to 140 degrees for about 60 minutes.
10 . Stage
Apple pie with meringue and crumble is ready!