American Apple pie

I call it American apple pie just because I first saw similar pie on some youtube film where one elderly lady was helping her grandchild to bake it. I definitely won't be able to find the video again but since then it's my favourite autumn pie when it's still warm served with vanilla ice-cream. I made this pie for my mother just because we had to use up her apples kept in a cold attic during the winter. Absolutely delicious and I really liked making these flowers... well, made too much pie crust. :)

Apple pie

(serves 8-10)

What we need:

for crust:
 200gr of unsalted butter

400ml of flour
1 tbsp of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
3 tabps of water or milk
1 beaten egg for brushing + sugar to sprinkle over the top
for filling:
5-6 apples, peeled and cut into slices
5 tbsp of sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
3 cloves
2 tbps of starch
1 tbsp of butter

What we have to do:

1. Mix butter with salt, sugar and flour with hands until it's crumbled. Add water and make the dough. Divide into one bigger and the other into a smaller ball, add into plastic bag and leave in a fridge for 1 hour.

2. Peel and cut apples, mix with sugar and spices, add starch and mix. Leave for 20 min.
3. Roll the bigger ball of dough and cover the baking bowl, cut some holes with a fork, add apples with all the juices, then add 1 tbsp of butter and cover with another sheet of dough. Carefully stick the sides. Brush the dough with egg and sprinkle some sugar on the top. Cut the pie in several places to let the steam out.
4. Pre-heat the oven until 200C and bake the pie for about 50 min.
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