History sure played a significant role in the evolution of food; we owe them everything that we are enjoying on our tables right now. Despite the absence of modern cooking materials in the past, our ancestors still managed to come up with sumptuous dishes, desserts, snacks, and all sorts of beverages.
And when we talk about food, pie is probably one on your list, isn’t it? As we all know it and according to Wikipedia, pies are defined by their crusts, “A filled pie (also single-crust or bottom-crust), has pastry lining the baking dish, and the filling is placed on top of the pastry but left open. A top-crust pie has the filling in the bottom of the dish and is covered with a pastry or other covering before baking. A two-crust pie has the filling completely enclosed in the pastry shell. Shortcrust pastry is a typical kind of pastry used for pie crusts, but many things can be used, including baking powder biscuits, mashed potatoes, and crumbs.”
Well, many of us may already know a thing or two about pies, but I am betting not all of you know this. Back in 1894, there was a German apple pie that was known to be the best version of pie during that era. Sadly, nobody bakes this type of pie anymore.
But if you want to have a glimpse of this apple pie back in history then you are up for a treat.
A YouTube channel called Einfache Rezepte decided to give the recipe a rebirth and to no surprise, over 2.7 million people were blessed with the gift of traveling back to 1894.
The recipe for this German apple pie is pretty much simple and straightforward. It’s fast and easy as 1-2-3! Firstly, grab the ingredients listed below and make sure to pick the freshest of them all.
For the lower dough crust:
100 grams of butter
200 grams of powdered sugar
250 grams of flour
For the apple filling:
4 apples (thinly sliced)
For the upper crust:
250 grams of 30% sour cream
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Easy to make – easy to bake.
Step number one:
In a mixing bowl, hand mix 100 grams of butter with 200 grams of powdered sugar. After that, add 5 eggs to the mixture, as shown in the video, add 1 egg at a time.
Step number two:
Add a decent amount of grated lemon peel into the mixture, then add 250 grams of flour. Mix thoroughly until it reaches the best mixture for your dough.
Step number three:
Put the final mixture into a baking pan topped with baking paper and spread evenly.
Grab the apples and remove the seeds in their cores and all other hard parts, then slice them to thin sheets. Once done, lay them all in rows on the dough then set them aside as you prepare the upper crust of the pie.
In another mixing bowl, hand mix 250 grams of 30% sour cream, 3 eggs, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 1 tablespoon of sugar until the mixture becomes thick enough.
Step number six:
Spread the mixture evenly on top of the sliced apple pie fillings and make sure the mixture covers everything.
Step number seven:
Bake it under 180°C/356°F for 35 minutes. This mouth-watering pie is best served while warm and of course, don’t forget to share it with your family or friends.
See? It’s that easy! Try it now with your loved ones so you’d all get a taste of the best-tasting pie back in the late 18th century.