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Apfeltasche ( Apple Pie)

Apfeltasche ( Apple Pie )  
Hello everyone!
We had a wonderful weather today and having a day-off on Fridays, I went food shopping, cooked lunch, biked and baked this delicious "Apfeltasche". It is actually the german equivalent for Apple Pie.  Apfel = Apple and  Tasche = pocket... I had a puff pastry to get rid-off plus some apples which have been the remainders from this week´s buying... and so here´s the recipe.


3 large apples
2 tbsp sugar,
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp of lemon juice
1 roll of Puff pastry
Icing sugar, for dusting

Instructions :

Preheat oven ( top & bottom heat ) at 170°C. Peel and core the apples, cut into small pieces  add the Lemon Juice and put in a casserole adding the sugar + 1 tbsp water . Cook til apples become soft, then put in a strainer to drain off excess liquid. Let cool.

Roll out the puff pastry, do not remove the paper. Cut pastry into 4 pieces and fill each with 2 tbsp cooked apples, sprinkle with cinnamon, fold pasty´s side towards the middle and seal the edges by pressing them with your fingers. Line the baking tray with wax paper or parchment,. With the help of the pastry´s paper cover, transfer each to the baking tray. Roll the apple pie carefully to remove the pastry´s original paper.

Bake 20 minutes placing baking tray in the middle rack of the oven.

After cooling, add a jam, whipping cream and berries (optional), sprinkle with powdered sugar.

If you want a crispier pastry, this can also be deep fried in medium heated oil til golden brown.

You can also substitute the sugar with Stevia powder , with the Ratio of 1:1