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Tarte fine aux pommes (Thin apple pie)
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6 big sour apples
Juice of half a lemon
2 spoons of caster sugar
3 pinches of powder cinamon

Sugar crust pastry:
200 gr [7oz] plain flour
100 gr [31/2 oz] butter (unsalted)
100 gr [31/2 oz] caster sugar
2 small eggs
1 pinch of salt
Butter for dishes


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.

Prepare the filling:

  1. 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 200C / 400F.
  2. 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.
  3. 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 it easy).
  4. Evenly put the stewed apples on the bottom of each pie dish.
  5. Rince and core the 2 left apples; cut them in long regular slices which you will lay regularly on top of each pie.
  6. 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.
  7. Serve the apple pies warm in their dish.

Serves 6