Apple-something a la maison … is it a pie? a tart? No idea, but it’s mine and I made it at home so … a la maison.
We’re receiving lovely local apples in our weekly box scheme deliveries. With an excess of apples I decided to make a pie sort of thing. Since I’m terribly lazy, I used a pre-made shortcrust dough that needed only to be rolled out, and instead of following a recipe, threw things together by whim.
First, slice your apples and saute them with butter, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. Or whatever spices you like. Just follow your nose…
When I do this again, I’ll use more apples, and probably will peel them first. Although I like the peels and the color and texture contrast they bring. (Not to mention peels-on is more nutritious. I’m all about nutrition. Sure I am.)
Prep the crust in a pie pan with some more sprinkled sugar and whatever spices you like … I added more cinnamon.
Youngest wanted some kind of decoration on top, and this is what we came up with:
Don’t know what we were going for, maybe a star? Next time I’ll try rolling out the extra dough and cutting out some shapes to lay on top. Like this, but less fancy. I am lazy, after all.
Bake it up at 350F for 30 minutes or so, keeping an eye on it and adding a bit of egg wash for color:
And serve it up with clotted cream … or ice cream … or plain …
And there you go! Not perfect, not fancy, but smelled great, tasted pretty good, and was fun to do. It’s even better the next day as breakfast. Happy baking!