Sunday, August 7, 2011

Apple-Pecan Pie - Pastel de Manzana y Nuez Pacana

Our last apple recipe for this little series will be the scrumptious Apple Pecan Pie.  The crunchy pecans and deliciously cooked apple with short crust pastry will be a wonderful addition to any dessert menu or Sunday afternoon treat with a lovely cup of tea!


Apple-Pecan Pie













Rich Short Crust Pastry

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2-3 teaspoons cold water


Filling

  • 1.5kg cooking apples
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons orange marmalade
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup sultanas
  • 1 cup chopped pecan nuts
  • set aside extra whole pecans, brown sugar, butter and cinnamon for topping.


Pastry - sift flour, rub in butter with fingertips. Beat egg yolk with water before adding.  Mix to a firm soft paste.  Chill before using.

Peel, core and thickly slice the apples.  Place in a pan with the butter adding sugar to sweeten.  Cover and simmer until soft.  Stir in 1/3 cup chopped pecans and the orange marmalade.  Roll the pastry out and line a deep pie dish.  Fill with apple mixture.  Mix together with remaining 2/3 cup chopped pecans with a 1/3 cup brown sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.  Sprinkle over the top of apples and dot with butter.  Decorate with pastry leaves or lattice patterns and whole pecans.  Cook pie in a hot oven 200 degrees celsius for approximately 25 minutes or until cooked golden brown.

Combine with a spoonful of vanilla ice cream and enjoy!

Cocinar, comer y ser feliz!
Leticia

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