Apple and Almond Pie soft and crunchy

Apple and Almond Pie soft and crunchy

By 13/02/2015

In my kitchen you will always find one ingredient: almonds.
I use them in cooking, for breakfast and if I am hungry that will be my favourite healthy snack.
I have learnt to lightly toast them (and all nuts in general) to make them lighter and easier to digest. They are very rich  and when you toast them you burn some of their oils making your nuts taste even better.
So, today I have made this pie and I have paired apples and almonds, they go ever so well together.
The softness and sweetness of the apples combines well with the crunchiness of the almond topping
Once you take your fist bite you will find that you won't be able to stop!

  • Prep Time : 40 minutes
  • Cook Time : 30 minutes



Make the pastry by putting the flour in a heap on your work surface. Make a hole in the middle and add the eggs, the sugar , the lemon zest, the vanilla extract and the butter cut into cubes. Quickly incorporate the ingredients with your hands and form a ball then put it in the fridge for 30 minutes wrapped in cling film.

Divide the pastry into two parts.

Using a rolling pin flatten the dough 5 mm thick and place it on a greased round mold. I have used a mold of 24 cm or 0.2 in diameter.

Apple Almond PIe Recipe

Brush the base of the tart with jam

Apple Almond PIe Recipe

Sprinkle with half of the almond flour

Apple Almond PIe Recipe

Peel the apples and cut them into thin slices then place them on the tart.
Sprinkle again with the remaining almonds.

Apple Almond PIe Recipe

Cover the tart with the remaining pastry.

Apple Almond PIe Recipe

Prickle the top of the tart with a fork to allow the steam to be released during cooking.

Apple Almond PIe Recipe

Bake the cake at 180°C or 350F for about 30 minutes or until golden.

Let it cool down then brush the top with jam and sprinkle with the almond flakes which you would have previously lightly toasted in a pan.
Apple Almond PIe Recipe

This is ideal to be served with afternoon tea or coffee!

Apple Almond PIe Recipe

Apple Almond PIe Recipe

I am entering this to "Bake of the Week" hosted by Casa Costello.

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12 Responses to Apple and Almond Pie soft and crunchy

  1. Choclette

    That looks so beautiful Alida and I so want a slice of it right now. I love almonds too. I often grind them myself as they are much better fresh I find, but don’t always manage it.

  2. gloria

    Beautiful Alida!! I love the almonds in the top, bellisimo!

  3. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    My mouth waters terribly, Alida. I seriously wish I could get to taste one slice. Well done, Alida.

  4. Dottie Sauchelli Balin

    Dear Alida,
    Beautiful tart and what a way to use the apples and almonds. Great recipe dear friend! I love the combination of the almonds with the apples. Your instructions are so perfect and always love it when you show us “how to” make this delicious tart. I also love to toast the nuts, it really does taste better. A marvelous Apple and Almond Pie tart. Thank you for sharing… This would be a nice dessert after your Valentine’s dinner. Have a great weekend and enjoy your special Valentine.
    Dottie 🙂

  5. Kate - Gluten Free Alchemist

    Almonds and apple go so well together! This pie looks to die for…… I love to toast my nuts as well…. it makes such a difference. We get through so many almonds in our house too!

  6. Elly

    Ogni tanto torno da te e stavolto ti trovo con questo blog rinnovato e così bello. E naturalmente tutto sempre molto buono e curato da te!!Complimenti, una torta di mele e mandorle buonissima oltre che bella!

    • Alida

      Grazie cara Elly 😉

    • Alida

      Thank you! 🙂

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