Polish Apple Pie my way. Polish Apple Pie (Szarlotka) vs Apple Cake (Jabłecznik). In short, szarlotka is a shortcrust or semi-shortcrust pastry filled with apples. Or these apples need a tad more cooking time?
Szarlotka (Polish apple pie) is a staple found in every cafe and bakery. Imagine my surprise when I looked back and realized that, although we have eaten a lot a szarlotka in Poland, I've never prepared one. Apple pie is one of Ed's favorites, so I thought it would make a nice breakfast for his birthday. You can have Polish Apple Pie my way using 9 ingredients and 5 steps. Here is how you achieve it.
Ingredients of Polish Apple Pie my way
- Prepare 4 lbs of baking Apples I used ginger gold.
- Prepare 2 boxes of pie crust mix.
- Prepare 6 tbls of light brown sugar.
- Prepare 6 tbls of white sugar.
- It’s 1 tsp of each cinnamon, nutmeg.
- Prepare 1/2 of clovers (optional).
- You need 1 tbls of cornstarch.
- It’s of Plus a 9 " spring form pan.
- Prepare of Large Crystal sugar for garnish (optional).
Polish Apple Cake or Polish Apple Pie? Technically, you won't find 'pie' in Poland the way we think of it in the States. We tried to mirror our Polish apple pie after the first pie we tasted while in Poland: the one with the dense, cakey bottom crust and the crumbly top. Half the time my brother Damien requested apple pie for his.
Polish Apple Pie my way step by step
- Preheat over to 350*. Peel and core apples. I used a apple peel very handy little tool..
- Prepare pie crust according to direction. Put half of the mix on the bottom of the pan with side off. Reserve the rest for the top. Optional step here I sprinkled a little cinnamon and nutmeg in the crust before I baked it. Now put sides back on and bake for about 9 minutes or until light brown at 350*.
- Now mix all ingredients except the Crystal sugar with apples. Take carry not to break up all the apples..
- Take crust out place on stove and add in your apples. Now take the rest of that pie crust and crumble over the top of the apples. Sprinkle w/ Crystal sugar and a little nutmeg. Bake for about 50 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool completely before removing sides of pan..
- Enjoy with family and friends.
If we were Polish, homemade, sugar dusted Szarlotka is surely what he would have gotten. Either way, the method is the same. First, combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, sugar, and salt). Traditional Polish apple pie recipe on base of shortcrust pastry and filled with sour apples. Place apples on the top of the pie base.