Omenapiirakka (Finland)

Omenapiirakka (Finland)

  • 125 g unsalted butter ( I used lactose-free butter )
  • 125 g caster sugar
  • 125 g all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 3-5 apples ( I used 5 small ones. A good substitute would be Granny Smith apples )
  • 2 tbsp demerara sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Heat oven to 180 °C. Butter a 25 cm baking dish ( or a tin ) and line base with greaseproof paper. Wash and prepare the apples ( you don’t need to peel them if they are organic like mine ^_^ ).

Sift the flour and baking powder and reserve. In another bowl, beat butter and sugar until pale. Gradually add the beaten eggs and the flour mix a little at a time , mixing carefully after each addition.

Spoon the mixture into the prepared dish. The dough consistency looks like a heavy cake dough ( or a soft cookie one ). Try to spread it in a way it looks like it has borders, like a pie.

Remove seeds from apples and slice them thinly. Lay the slices on top of the batter, overlapping them in circles. Sprinkle the demerara sugar and cinnamon and bake for about 25 min ( check the border with a skewer ).

Serve alone, with vanilla sauce or ice cream 🙂