Athens, Hitscock, warm summer afternoons, cicadas and Dutch apples. What’s there in common? It was this warn afternoon this summer in Athens that I randomly found a cook book with recipes of dishes that appeared in Hitscock’s movies. I thought ok, these should be as exciting as his movies. Eat my Greek salad on the back balcony of the house, listening to the song of cicadas surrounded by beautiful pine trees reading Hitscock’s book. Lots of British recipes – way far from my style. And then I saw this apple pie recipe. With cornflour. Here is some suspense I thought. And when I got back to the Dutch apples I gave it a shot. Enjoy!
- 500gr. apples
- 150gr. corn flour
- 100gr. black sugar
- 150gr. heavy cream
- 20gr. butter
- 3 eggs
- zest of a lemon
- 1tsp. cinnamon
- Preheat your oven at 180 degrees 180 and butter a round 24cm pan.
- Cut the apples initially in 4 big pieces and then half of them in small cubes and the rest half in fine thin slices.
- Separate whites from yolks and beat the yolks with the sugar till they get ‘white’.
- Add to the mixture the flour, then the heavy cream, cinnamon and the lemon zest. Beat till you get a smooth bater.
- Add the apples cut in cubes and mix well.
- Beat the whites in firm meringue and add it very smoothly in the bater using a spatula.
- Put the mixture in the pan and lay on top the apple slices.
- Sprinkle some sugar and cinnamon, lower the temperature at 160 and bake for 40′.
- You can replace sugar with honey for a more juice result!