Spelt apple pie

    1 hour 15 min

    Wholemeal spelt flour makes a wonderful nutty-flavoured base for fruit pies like this apple pie.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 12 

    • For the base
    • 150g wholemeal spelt flour
    • 50g oats
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 50g caster sugar
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 100g cold-pressed virgin coconut oil
    • 2 egg whites
    • For the custard topping
    • 1 heaped teaspoon custard powder
    • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
    • 2 egg yolks
    • 1 tablespoon double cream
    • For the fruit topping
    • 2 to 3 tart baking apples
    • demerara sugar to taste

    Method
    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr15min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a 23cm springform tin.
    2. Place the flour, oats, baking powder, sugar, vanilla extract and salt in the food processor fitted with a blade. Process with the pulse function until the mix acquires a sandy consistency. If the coconut oil is hard, briefly warm it in the microwave. Add it to the dough together with the egg whites and pulse until evenly mixed and holding together as a ball. If you do not have a food processor, you can also mix all the base ingredients except the oats with an electric mixer, then add the oats and mix to combine. The base will have a a sligthly coarser consistency.
    3. Distribute the base in the prepared tin and gently press it down with your hands, forming a 2cm edge all around. Place it in the freezer for a few minutes while you proceed with the next steps.
    4. Peel, quarter, core and thinly slice the apples.
    5. Stir the eggs yolks with the custard powder, cream and sugar until smooth. Spread it over the base. Arrange the apple slices on top in an overlapping pattern. Sprinkle with demerara sugar.
    6. Bake in the preheated oven until the base is lightly browned, about 45 minutes. Let cool in the tin, loosen the edge and gently unmould.

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