Hungarian Apple Cake (Almas Pite)
This recipe is from a Hungarian friend. It’s similar to our apple pie or apple crisp. It’s a wonderful dessert with flaky crust and nice apple filling.
1: 1and 3/4C all purpose flour (275g), 1/4t salt, 1/3C sugar (70g);
2: 2 sticks butter (225g);
3: 2 egg yolks, 2T water, mix together;
4: 6 Gala apples, 2T lemon juice;
5: 1/4C raisins (40g), 1/2C chopped walnuts (50g), 1t vanilla extract;
6: 1/3C sugar (70g), 1/4C all purpose flour (40g), 3/4t ground cinnamon;
7: 3T butter, melted;
8: 4T bread crumbs.
9: 1 egg yolk with 1t water, mix together.
1: In a mixing bowl, add all ingredients listed under ingredient 1, cut butter in and mix to crumbs. Add in ingredient 3 and form dough. Wrap the dough with food wrap and chill for 1h.
2: Pre-heat oven to 375°F/190°C while making apple filling. Peel apples, core, and grate. Add all filling ingredients and mix well.
3: Divide dough to 2/3 and 1/3. Roll each part separately in a light floured surface. Line a 8″x12″ glass baking pan with 2/3 dough, sprinkle with bread crumbs. Pour in apple filling and top with stripes cut from smaller part of rolled dough. Brush with egg yolk mixture. Bake at 375°F/190°C for 50 minutes until golden. Serve lukewarm or cold.