If you chose to make your own pastry:
In an electric
mixer, put the flour, the sugar and the salt;
turn the electric mixer with blade on and add
the butter cut in small cubes while mixing for
another 15 seconds; still mixing, add the eggs
one by one and wait a few seconds until the
paste forms a ball, then stop mixing. Leave
for at least 1 hour.
- In a small dish,
prepare a mixture containing 5 spoons of water,
1 spoon of sugar, 1 spoon of lemon juice,
1 pinch of powder cinamon; butter the 6 pie
dishes; pre-heat oven to 200°C / 400°F.
- Peal 4 apples
and cut them in small pieces; put them in
a saucepan, with the left lemon juice, the
sugar and the cinamon. On a medium-low flame,
cook the apples for 15 minutes ; add one or
two spoons of water if they stick to the pan.
- Line the 6 pie
dishes with the pastry, simply spreading it
directly in the dish with your fingers (using
flour to help not sticking, push pastry from
middle to sides of dish with your fingertips
and thumbs; the pastry is soft enough to make
- Evenly put the
stewed apples on the bottom of each pie dish.
- Rince and core
the 2 left apples; cut them in long regular
slices which you will lay regularly on top
of each pie.
- Bake the pies
for 20 minutes and sprinkle them with the
water mixture prepared step one after 10 minutes.
Place the pies in the lowest part of the oven
so that the pastry cooks well.
- Serve the apple
pies warm in their dish.