Magic apples to the Italian pie

In many countries there is a saying about the miraculous healing properties of apples. For example, in English there is "an Apple a day keeps the doctor away". A Russian folk tale about rejuvenating apples? What makes them special?

Apples are a versatile fruit. Judge for yourself: it is eaten raw and cooked, with him doing the mask of beauty, it is used as natural medicines...

High water content (84-88%) and dietary fiber ensures satiety low in calories (only 95 kcal). No other fruit can "boast" such an enviable balance! Apples — a real storehouse of vitamins: they contain vitamins A, E, C, B1, B2.

Moreover, apples — a valuable ingredient in anti-aging homemade masks for the face: their juice, pulp and rind have a tonic effect. Mixing the pulp of apples with lemon juice in a homemade face mask to achieve skin whitening effect. And adding in grated Apple yoghurt — to get a real rejuvenating cocktail for tired skin! But even the Apple contains quercetin, a natural antioxidant! Truth be told, tale — lie, Yes in it a hint! In addition, eating an Apple a day, you whiten your teeth.

Apples are recommended to eat with no appetite, fatigue and nervousness. They facilitate digestion and help reduce cholesterol levels in the blood. If you are a smoker, then by all means, include apples in your diet: recent medical studies have shown that apples help to combat asthma, especially among young smokers. What is not a panacea for all ills?

Did you know that there are about 7,000 varieties of apples?! Every European eats about half an Apple a day.

In Italy, where it occurs about a thousand varieties of apples, is one of the most popular and common fruits. Most popular — sweet, juicy, aromatic Belfiore Sunny yellow color, delicate taste Golden Delicious, "Queen jam" — apples Imperatore and slightly crooked Renette used in baking, crispy red Annurca, shiny green Granny Smith, which here prefer to eat at the end of the meal. Apples in Italy are used in preparation of desserts, sauces, drinks and even side dishes.

With grandma's Apple pie related childhood memories for many Italians. I have "hunted" for a real recipe traditional Italian pie with apples — and then, finally, shared with me an authentic family recipe in exchange for the recipe Russian Charlotte!

So, meet — homemade Italian Apple pie!


  • 9 medium yellow apples
  • 120 g flour
  • 120 g of sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 yolk
  • 80 g melted butter
  • 1 sachet of baking powder
  • 1 Cup milk at room temperature
  • 1 pinch of salt


Clean the apples peeled and cut into thin slices, like Charlotte. Melt the butter. Lightly grease a baking dish with butter, place a layer of apples, sprinkle 1 tablespoon of sugar, then pour 1 tablespoon of butter. Repeat in the same sequence two more times, using all the apples. In a bowl, mix the flour, remaining sugar, melted butter, egg, yolk, baking powder, salt and milk, lightly beating with a mixer until a homogeneous mixture. Pour the mixture to the apples and put in a preheated 180 degree oven for 45-60 minutes depending on its capacity.published

Author Anna Chertkova



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