Morning test. Do you know where Sweden is? And IKEA is originally from Sweden?
Well, even if you don’t know where Sweden is but I’m sure most of you know IKEA and have been there before. I’m one of their fan. I like looking at their affordable pretty furnitures. And everytime I go to there, I always stop by the restaurant (their huge building made me tired and hungry).
One of the menu I really like is the apple pie. I know it looks very cheap and unappetizing. But it tastes so simple and nice. Just like a simple homemade apple pie.
I was searching for the recipe here and there. In Swedish and English blogs. Wasn’t easy. But then I know it called Dutch apple pie.
Once again I didn’t follow the recipes exactly. For the crust, I use my usual pie crust. And the recipe for the crumbs is from my rhubarb crumbles.
- 280g all purpose flour
- 150 grams butter
- 4 tsp cold water
- 4 granny smith apples, cut
- 1 tsp cinnamon powder
- a tiny pinch of nutmeg powder
- 200g sugar
- 2 eggs
- 110g cream cheese
- 80g unsalted butter
- 125g all purpose flour
- a pinch of vanilla powder
- 50g ground almond
- 160g butter
- 125g plain flour
- 50g oat
- 75g polenta
- 50g caster sugar
- 50g demerara sugar
- Crust: Mix all the ingredients by hand until it becomes a lump of dough.
- Dust the kitchen table with some flour. With rolling pin, flatten the dough (enough to cover 3/4 of 22cm cake pan).
- Place the dough into the pan gently. Let it rest at least 30 minutes.
- Half bake the crust at 180°C for 5 minutes. Set aside.
- Filling: In a mixing bowl, place butter, cream cheese and sugar. Beat until pale and fluffy. Add egg one at the time. Mix until incorporated.
- Add vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and flour. Mix well.
- Add cut apples into the batter. Mix well. Set aside.
- Crumbs: Mix all of the ingredients until crumbly.
- Assemble: Pour the cake batter into the pie crust and top with crumbs.
- Bake for around 20 to 30 minutes at 180°C (depending how deep is your pan).
- Serve warm / cold with whipped cream or ice cream.
note: If you don’t have polenta, you can use plain flour instead. And if you like your apple a bit softer, you can cook it first.