European Apple Pie - Almás Pite


My oven is getting fixed. It's been gone for more than 2 weeks. Almost 3. I am trying to understand how people can live and even live happily without an oven. I have to admit, I'm having a hard time comprehending why anyone would choose to live a life without an oven. If it's not connected to some money issues, of course... I can understand that being a constantly broke college student myself. 

But anyways... My point was to explain myself why I haven't posted any REAL exciting recipes lately. I am filled with so many ideas how to create some phenomenal desserts. And still try to manage to lose weight because it's January and I've got a resolution to keep! By the way, if anyone is interested I am finishing my 2nd week of the Insanity workout and this week pretty much kicked my butt! I was soo tired, the workouts seemed more exhausting than in the 1st week. But I see some improvements. I am definitely stronger, my endurance is higher, my waist line is narrower. So after all, it seems to work ;)

And now I have some real good news!! I was honored to receive the Liebster Award from Samantha at Little Painted Canvas!! This award is given to those bloggers who have less than 200 followers in order to increase their visits and chances to become friends with some amazing fellow bloggers! It was such a lovely surprise, it made my entire day so happy! Thank you Samantha! :) 

On that note, what kind of a food blogger would I be if I didn't share a finger-lickin good recipe now? Yes, I'd be a bad one, so I will give you a European version of the classic Apple Pie! For me, it is a Hungarian pie but I know that many neighbor countries have similar recipes so that's why it is European, not Hungarian. It is very easy and really really good. 

European Apple Pie

300 grams cake flour
150 grams powdered sugar
150 grams butter
2 egg yolks + 2 slightly beaten egg whites 
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
pinch of salt
1-2 tablespoons sour cream
1,5 kg apple
4 tablespoons grits

Grease a rectangle shaped pan and preheat your oven to 185C. 
Peel and then shred the apples. Add 2-3 teaspoons of cinnamon and a few tablespoons of brown sugar if your apples are not too sweet. Add the grits in and mix it well.
Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, vanilla and butter. You will get crumbs. Now add the egg yolks and sour cream. Knead it until the dough becomes soft. Divide it into two parts. Roll the dough out into a rectangle shape and place it in a baking pan. 
It's okay if the dough breaks while your attempt to get it in the pan. The dough is supposed to be this soft and it is real hard to transfer without breaking it. But just adjust it with your fingers in the pan. 
Sprinkle the dough lightly with grits. Spread the cinnamon apple on top of the dough. 

Roll the other half of the dough out and place it on top of the apple. Glaze the dough with the egg whites. Poke the dough with a fork in several places. Bake it for 35-40 minutes.


  1. Now that you mention it, it'd go really well with some coffee! :) Good idea!!

  2. Looks delicious. Would love for you to share your pictures with us over at foodepix.com.

  3. I have to be honest, after wandering over here from foodporndaily, I wasn't going to keep reading when I noticed the recipes in grams. However, I took a moment to read your "about me" and was glad I did. I'll have to try this recipe -- I lived in Budapest for three years and really miss almás pite (along with pretty much every other Hungarian food)!

    1. You should get a scale - so much easier to work by weight!

  4. Looks so yummy!! Make me some sometime? :P

  5. Hi, is a rectangle pan 9x11 or smaller? Thanks! My mom was Austrian but I never got her recipe for Apfel Cuchen, your recipe looks similar.

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