Ricette americane: apple pie

Il dolce nazionale della cucina americana: apple pie. Ecco come si prepara.

Quando si parla di cucina americana, una delle ricette che vengono subito alla memoria è senza dubbio la ’apple pie’, il dolce nazionale americano insieme alla ’cheesecake’.

Apple pie

An old sayings is „An apple pie without cheese is like a kiss without a squeeze!” – so we’ve given a recipe for cheese pastry. Use mature Cheddar for the best flavour.

serves: 6
calories per serving: 485
fat per serving: 25g

for the pastry:

  • 250g plain flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 60g butter
  • 60g lard
  • 90g mature Cheddar cheese, grated

for the filling:

  • 60g caster sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornflour
  • 1 level teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4-5 crisp apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • beaten egg, for glaze
  • 24cm enamel pie plate


Set the oven to fairly hot, Gas Mark 6 or 200C.

To make the pastry: Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Add the butter and lard and rub it in until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the Cheddar. Add about 3-4 tablespoons water and mix to just bind the pastry together. Chill the pastry for about 15 minutes.

To make the filling: Tip the sugar into a bowl and stir in the cornflour and cinnamon. Add the sliced apples and turn to coat them in the mixture. Cut the pastry in half and roll out one portion on a lightly floured work surface to cover the base of the pie plate. Arrange the apple slices on top, leaving a narrow rim clear around the edge. Roll out the other portion of pastry, brush water over the pastry rim and place the pastry over the top. Press the edges together well to seal them and trim around the rim of the plate. Press around the edge to crimp it. Make 2-3 small holes in the top of the pastry to allow the steam to escape during cooking. Brush the top with egg glaze.

Bake the pie in the centre of the oven for 25-35 minutes, until the pastry is golden, and the apples feel tender when a skewer is pressed through one of the holes in the top. Remove the pie from the oven and service it hot, warm or cold. Not suitable for freezing.

squeeze – schiacciare/spremere
lard – strutto/lardo
mature – stagionato
grated – grattuggiato
ground – in polvere
crisp – croccante
cored – senza il torsolo
to tip – versare
to coat – rivestire
rim – anello (per dolci)
steam – vapore


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