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Spicy Apple Pie

  • Vegetarian Diet

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  • Nuts Free Diet

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Spicy Apple Pie


For the pie dough

  • Beat the butter and sugar in a mixer with the whisk attachment, until the mixture turns white and fluffy.
  • In a separate bowl, lightly whisk 2 of the eggs.
  • Add them to the mixer along with the salt.
  • Separate the egg and the yolk from the 3rd egg. Add the yolk to the mixer and keep the egg white in a small bowl to use as egg wash a little later in the recipe.
  • Add the vanilla and beat to combine.
  • Remove mixer from stand and add the flour, semolina and baking powder.
  • Begin mixing with a wooden spoon until the mixture starts to come together and becomes too hard to mix. Continue by kneading with your hands, until you have created a nice dough.
  • Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes to chill.

For the filling

  • Preheat oven to 190* C (374* F) Fan.
  • Peel the apples and cut them in to 1-2 cm cubes.
  • Transfer to a bowl and add the cinnamon, cloves, icing sugar, ginger and freshly ground pepper. Mix.
  • Place a pan over high heat and let it get very hot.
  • Add the butter. As soon as it melts and takes on a very light brown color, add the apple mixture.
  • Sauté for about 3-4 minutes, until they caramelize nicely.
  • Add the cognac or brandy and let it evaporate.
  • Add the lemon zest and lemon juice.
  • Stir and remove from heat.
  • Grease and flour a 26 cm pie pan with a removable bottom.
  • When the dough is ready, divide it in half making one half a little larger than the other.
  • Roll out each half in to a sheet larger than the pan (larger than 26cm).
  • Gently press one of the sheets of dough on to the bottom and sides of the pan.
  • Add the apple mixture and spread on the bottom of the shell.
  • Add a generous amount of freshly ground pepper and some fresh thyme.
  • If the dough is hanging over the edges of the pan, fold them over.
  • Loosely cover with the second sheet of dough, and create a few folds so that it can allow the air to circulate.
  • Brush the surface with the reserved egg white and sprinkle with some granulated sugar for a crunchy coating.
  • Bake for 30-40 minutes on the highest rack in the oven so that it can become crunchy on the bottom also.
  • When ready, remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • Serve your spicy apple pie with ice cream!


If you don’t use the apples immediately after cutting them in to cubes, put them in a bowl with a generous amount of water and lemon juice to prevent them from turning brown.

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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
22 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
27 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
55 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
23 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
34 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
13 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
12 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
13 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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