Normandy-Style Apple Pie
NORMANDY-STYLE APPLE PIE
6 tablespoons butter, not hard, cut up in little cubes
6 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
1 cup all purpose unbleached flour
Preheat your oven to 375F.
Mix all ingredients with your warm dry hands until you get a nice ball.
Press crust in a 9" Pyrex glass pie plate.
3 big or 4 regular apples of your choice, peeled and cubed
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons sugar
1 pinch cinnamon
Heat a frying pan on a high flame until very very very hot.
Quickly throw in the butter, apple cubes, sugar and cinnamon.
Fry on high heat until caramelized a bit.
Pour your caramelized apple cubes in your UNbaked pie crust.
Bake for 30 minutes. During that time, mix the filling:
2/3 cup sour cream
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 tablespoons Applejack or Calvados
Whisk well until combined
Pour the filling in the pie crust over the apples after 30 minutes at 375F.
Scatter 2 or 3 tablespoons toasted slivered almonds over the pie.
Reduce to a gentle 350F. and bake until just set, about 20-25 minutes.
Serve warm, with a good dusting of powdered sugar.
-A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand