Apple Pie with Almond Nut Topping
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Serves: 6
 
Ingredients
  • Pastry
  • ½ cup (125 g) butter, softened
  • ¾ cup (90 g) icing sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2½ cups (280 g) cake flour
  • Filling
  • 1¾ cup sour cream
  • 2 tsp. vanilla essence
  • 1 egg
  • ⅓ cup flour
  • Pinch salt
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 6 large apples, peeled and sliced
  • Topping
  • 1 x 100g packet diced almonds
  • ½ cup butter
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup flour
  • 1 Tbsp. cinnamon
Instructions
  1. To make the pastry, place the butter, icing sugar and egg in the bowl of a mixer.
  2. Beat with the k-beater attachment until light.
  3. Add the flour and continue to mix until the mixture comes together as a dough.
  4. Form the dough into a disk and wrap.
  5. Refrigerate for at least half an hour.
  6. Roll the pastry out to and line your pie dish, neaten off the edges.
  7. Refrigerate for half an hour.
  8. Bake the shell blind at 200˚C for 15 minutes.
  9. To make the filling beat together the sour cream, vanilla and egg.
  10. Whisk in the flour, salt and sugar.
  11. Combine with the apples and pour into the pastry shell.
  12. Bake at 180˚C for 30 minutes.
  13. Combine all the ingredients for the topping and then sprinkle over the baked apples.
  14. Bake for a further 15 minutes.
  15. Serve warm with cream.
Recipe by Pomegranate Days at http://www.pomegranatedays.co.za/apple-pie-with-almond-nut-topping/