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Cooking with Vlad or a Secret Recipe for Russian Apple Pie
In today’s newsletter, I will be giving away my Grandmother’s secret recipe on How to Bake a
Russian Apple Pie. For those of you who are looking for tips on QA automation, please stop
reading right now- (more tips to come in the next newsletters), go home and have a Happy
For those die-hards wondering how to bake a great apple pie, or are looking for a
last-minute "original" recipe for the Thanksgiving table, stick around.
Since tomorrow is Thanksgiving and everyone is either beginning to cook and bake or is
planning to start really early tomorrow morning, I decided today not to talk about work!
Tomorrow morning my boys and I will be baking an Apple Pie. (Some might refer to it
as an apple cake. Either way, it tastes great!). So here it is a “secret” recipe that stayed in my
family for as far as I remember. Enjoy!
2 sticks of chilled butter (200g)
3 cups flour
1 cup sugar (200g)
15 apples (~5lbs), washed, peeled, cored, and cut into pieces
1 cup cranberries (optional)
2 medium-sized mixing bowls
1 large mixing bowl
1 cookie sheet or baking dish
In one mixing bowl, cut the butter into thumbnail-sized pieces and mix with flour by hand.
Don't over mix them.
In a separate bowl, mix 1 egg with 1 cup of sugar. Combine the two mixtures in a larger bowl
and mix by hand.
Place the apples in a saucepan, cover with water, add ½-cup sugar, and bring the water to a
boil. If you are a big fan of cranberries you can add 1 cup. Reduce heat at let the apples
simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and drain.
Pre-heat the oven to 375 °F. Grease the cookie sheet or baking dish and line with 2/3 of the
flour mixture. Place the apples on the pastry-lined sheet/dish, and cover with the remaining
flour mixture. Place in the oven and bake for 1 hour.
Remove from oven, and stick the end of a wooden mat