From a visit to one of the Taste of America retailer stores of typical American products we came up with the idea of making our own celebration of Thanksgiving Day at home. Although it is no a tradition here I think it’s a good excuse for a celebration on these days, more casual than Christmas Eve and with no religious reasons. The turkey stuff seems a world to me! So my boyfriend who is the chef of the house decided to do his own version but with a Galician capon (maybe another year we will try the turkey). As side dish the typical mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce from Ocean Spray. I made my contribution with the dessert that is what I like the most so I cooked an “apple pie”. I have relied on this recipe by Comoju although theirs is more elaborated because I have bought the pastry but hey, I leave here how I did it.
6 large apples
50 grams of sugar
55 grams of brown sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter
1 heaping tablespoon cornstarch
Mix in a bowl sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt and cover everything with the peeled and sliced apples. Sprinkle everything with the lemon juice and let it rest from 30 minutes to an hour. When the mixture has rested put the apple pieces in another recipient and put the rest on fire along with the butter until it’s reduced.
We place the pastry covering the pan that we will use for baking and we put it in the fridge for a while. Sprinkle apples with cornstarch and stir well. Once the pan has cooled fill it with the apple slices and pour the mixture of the ingredients over.
While preheating the oven, cover the pie with another sheet of pastry and cut the leftovers. We must also make small holes or openings like a pie. And decorate with a bit of milk and sugar. Place the pie in the oven for 15 minutes at 220 degrees and then lower the temperature to 180 degrees and left 30 minutes more or until the apple is already soft. Finally we should let the cake stand for 3 hours to be able to teste it.