Since we are a Dutch company, of course we cannot have a recipe blog without the pride and joy of Dutch baking: the apple pie! In literally every cafe and restaurant in Holland they have this on the menu. In fact, one of my pet peeves when we used to own our Mexican restaurant was that people were often dissapointed that we did not serve it. When presented with our amazingly wonderful Mexican pies, fresh out of the oven, they would look around, questioningly, and ask: but…do you not have apple pie?? No we did not. This is not to say I do not love apple pie! Because I definitely do. It is one of my favorite cakes. But only when it is home made and fresh out of the oven. (In fact, almost every cake that is home made and fresh out of the oven is my favorite cake….:)) And there is the rub. Most restaurants and cafes serve apple pie, but buy them from the wholesaler, slap them in the freezer and serve them just about unthawed, ice cold or, if you are especially lucky, at room temperature but days old.
So, from now on, we bake our own. The recipe takes a bit of time, but is not hard. Let’s have a look:
The apples should be tart and firm. Like Elstar, Golden Renett or Jonagold. Slice them not too fine, because you want to find chunks of apple later, not apple sauce. Cinnamon is very important in this cake. You can also use other spices, if you are so inclined. Think of cardamom, nutmeg. You could even use ginger, but that would not be Dutch. In stead of butter and margarine you can also use just butter.
For a good overview of this recipe watch the video first and then try your hand at this wonderful recipe. If you like it, please let us know by commenting or sending us an email.