Classic American recipesRecipesWinter recipesPie with apples, walnuts and Amaretti d’Italia macaroons

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Preparation: 45 minutes

Cooking: 35 minutes

Servings: 8 people

Author: Matilde Vicenzi

A classic dessert, one of those for which you always find a little space at the end of your meal: because, let’s be frank, apple pie is an evergreen classic you can never say no to! This version is made with walnuts and my Amaretti d’Italia macaroons, a combination that makes it perfect for a very tasty snack. Here is the recipe!

Ingredients for the shortcrust pastry
  • 4 cups flour
  • 7 oz Amaretti d’Italia macaroons
  • 2,6 sticks of butter
  • 7 oz icing sugar
  • 4 egg yolks
  • lemon/orange zest
Ingredients for the filling
  • 4.4 oz whole eggs
  • 5.2 oz caster sugar
  • 1.3 softened butter
  • 1.7 flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3.5 oz slightly chopped walnuts
  • 7 oz crumbled Amaretti d’Italia macaroons
  • 5 Renette apples
  1. Start mixing butter and icing sugar, add flour, egg yolks and the grated lemon/orange zest. 
  2. When the shortcrust pastry is even, allow it to rest in the refrigerator for one hour. Prepare the pie filling: put butter and sugar in a bowl, mix well using a whisk and add one egg at a time, then add the standard flour and finally the almond flour.
  3. Wash the apples and cut them in half, then slice.  
  4. Roll out the shortcrust pastry to half a centimeter thickness using the rolling pin, then use it to line a baking tin having a diameter of 8,6 inches, trim the excess dough, then pour the filling.  
  5. Crumble the Amaretti d’Italia and walnuts on top.
  6. Arrange the apple slices in a spiral shape, then dust with icing sugar.
  7. Bake in the oven at 329°F for 30/35 min.

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