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Lenten Apple and Cinnamon Pie

Ingredients for Making Lean Pie with Apples and Cinnamon

  1. Premium wheat flour 180 grams
  2. Boiled water 150 milliliters
  3. Sugar 90 grams
  4. Baking powder for dough 11 grams (bag)
  5. Vanilla Sugar 15 grams (bag)
  6. Vegetable oil 50 milliliters + for greasing a baking dish
  7. 2 medium sized apples
  8. Ground cinnamon 0.5 teaspoon
  9. Salt 1 pinch
  • Main ingredients: Apple, Flour
  • Serving 7 servings


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Making lean apple and cinnamon pie:

Step 1: prepare the flour mixture.

Pour the flour and baking powder for the dough into a deep bowl and mix everything thoroughly with a tablespoon until smooth. Then pour the mixture into a sieve and sift it into the same bowl. Thanks to this process, the dough will turn out airy and tender.

Step 2: prepare water with vegetable oil.

Pour vegetable oil and boiled water into a small bowl. Using a manual whisk, mix everything well until smooth.

Step 3: prepare the dough for the pie.

Pour vanilla and regular sugar, salt, and ground cinnamon into a bowl of flour mixture. Mix everything well with a tablespoon or hand whisk. Immediately after this, pour a thin stream of vegetable oil with water, while whisking with improvised equipment so that no lumps form. Attention: the dough should turn out liquid like thick sour cream. For a while we leave it aside, but for now we will prepare the filling for the dish.

Step 4: prepare the apples.

Rinse apples under running water and put on a cutting board. Using a knife, peel the component and then cut it into two halves. From each part we remove the core.

Now cut the fruit into slices, thick approximately 5 millimeters.
In a saucer, pour a small amount of flour. Then we dip each apple slice on both sides in a dry mixture and transfer to a clean plate.

Step 5: make a lean apple and cinnamon pie.

Lubricate the bottom and walls of the baking dish with a small amount of vegetable oil. We spread half the apples with the first layer, and pour 1/2 of the dough with the second. Now repeat the procedure from the beginning. Attention: don’t worry that you get so little dough that barely covers apples. In the process of baking, it will increase in size and the cake will turn out to be magnificent. Level the baking surface with a tablespoon and turn on the oven to heat up to 180 ° C.

Immediately after that, put the form on a medium level and prepare the cake for 40 minutes until a golden crust appears on the surface. After the allotted time with the help of kitchen tacks, we take out the container and check the readiness of the pie. To do this, pierce the dish in the center with a toothpick. If there is no dough left on a wooden stick, then the cake is ready and you can turn off the oven. If not, then it is necessary to extend the cooking time by anotherand 5-10 minutes.
Now turn off the oven, and put the pie on a special flat plate to cool slightly.

Step 6: serve lean apple and cinnamon pie.

As soon as the lean pie with apples and cinnamon is slightly cooled, use a knife to cut it into portioned slices and serve with tea or coffee to the dessert table.
Bon appetit and a good Lent!

Recipe Tips:

- for the preparation of the pie, it is best to add sweet and sour apples. Such fruits will give the baking spicy acidity and a more expressive aroma;

- to make the dough tasty and magnificent, be sure to use fine flour and proven brands;

- for the ingredients indicated in the recipe, you can use a baking dish with a diameter of 20 centimeters.