Weekends are for baking, aren’t they? At least I take every opportunity to bake something, so when our friends wanted to come over to play and have a fika I went straight to the kitchen and whipped up this apple pie. (You know fika, right? It means to have coffee, sometime on its own or with something sweet, but also socialising and a reason to meet. It’s genetically passed on from generation to generation in Sweden.)
Crust & weave
125 g vegan butter (cold and firm)
3 dl plain flour
1 tbsp cold water
Mix the ingredients in a food processor until you have a ball of dough. Take 1/4 aside for the weave. Flatten the larger part with a rolling pin (between sheets of parchment paper if necessary) until 2-3 mm thick. Transfer carefully to a pie tray. Prick with a fork and pre-bake for 15 min in 225 C.
2 large apples, finely diced
0,5 dl caster sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp corn starch
Combine the ingredients in a large bowl, so that the apple dice are all covered in sugar and starch. Put the apple mix in the pre-baked pie crust. Flatten the remaining part of the dough and cut strips. 1 cm wide. Create a weave on top of the apples. Bake the pie for 30-40 minutes in 200 C, until the filling in soft and the weave is golden brown. Serve with vegan vanilla custard or ice cream.