One of my fondest childhood memories is my German grandmother's Apple Cake - Oma's gedeckter Apfelkuchen. It is my go-to desert recipe, I love making it for family and friends and everybody loves it. Today, in these times where we all need a little comfort, I am happy to share this old family recipe with you.
2 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
½ cup sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
14 tbsp. butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla extract
5 large green apples (Granny Smith) peeled and sliced
1 c. powdered sugar
Mix all of the dry ingredients together.
Add butter and knead into flour.
Mix all wet ingredients together and add to dough. Knead until texture is smooth. Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
Slice apples, add 2 tbsp. of sugar and ¼ cup of water and cook over low heat until apples are soft. Drain apples.
Preheat convection oven to 375°F.
Grease a 9”springform. Roll out half of the dough and place onto bottom of spring form.
Bake for 20 minutes until golden brown.
Lay cooked apple slices on top of baked cake bottom. Roll out remaining dough. Place over apples
Bake for another 20 minutes, until golden brown.
Mix powdered sugar with approximately 2 tbs. of water to make sugar glaze. Glaze pie as soon as pie is finished baking and let cool.
Serve the apple pie with sweet whipped cream or ice cream. Enjoy!
Note: Ideally I use a food processor, in which case I use cold butter and mix flour and butter until I obtain a sand like texture. I then add the wet ingredients and mix until texture is smooth.