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German apple pie

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Origin of dish:  Germany
Type of cooking:  Oven
Preparation time: 45 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Ingredients (serves 10):


Chop the butter into small pieces and put in bowl with sieved flour. Rub in with fingers until perfectly combined, then add eggs, sugar, salt and lemon zest.
Roll into a ball and leave to chill in fridge.

Meanwhile, prepare the apples :
Peel, core and slice apples into a bowl.
Add sugar, raisins and cinnamon, stir well.

Grease a cake tin or pie dish and line with 2/3 of pastry.
Crush the macaroons and sprinkle on bottom.
Put apple mixture on top and sprinkle with rum and 30g melted butter.
Cover with rest of pastry, pinch edges to seal and brush with egg yolk.
Cook until golden in an oven preheated to 350°F(180°C)
Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, or hot with custard.
Advice: Leave to settle before taking out of flan dish.
Dust with icing sugar before serving.

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