Apple Sharlotka Recipe

This traditional Russian recipe for apple pie is perfect for cosy Autumn weekends and we’re delighted that Jana and Dmitry of Verona Lain Photography could share this with us today! “The key secret of this yummy pie is apple sort called Antonovka as they give a special sour taste to the sweet dough. Unfortunately, we can’t get these apples in the UK so we use Pink Lady instead.”

1 cup of sugar
3 big eggs (4 small or more)
1 cup of flour (I’ve used whole meal but plain will work as well)
3 big apples (4 small)
1 ts baking soda (I didn’t use it)
Cinnamon (optional)

Preheat the oven to 200C
Beat eggs, soda (if you’re adding it) and sugar
Add flour gradually. The dough must be liquid as sour cream
Peel, core and dice the apples
Grease the baking form with butter and lay all apples on the bottom. Powder all apples with cinnamon (optional)
Pour mixture on the apples
Bake for 20-30 minutes at 180°C, until the pastry is browned

Enjoy it with a cup of tea / coffee or a glass of milk!