TWD: Russian Grandmothers’ Apple Pie-Cake


The recipe chosen for TWD this week is Russian Grandmothers’ Apple Pie-Cake, which is a kind of apple pie-like pastry with a soft dough as crust.

The recipe calls for a 9X12-inch baking pan but since I halved the recipe and I do not have any smaller baking pan, I've decided to make it into individual small pies in ramekins instead. As I was not able to estimate how many ramekin I need, I went ahead to grease all 4 ramekins (diameter of 3.5-inch) that I have on hand before I rolled out the pastry. I didn't expect to use only two ramekins before the dough ran out... and was left with a lot of chopped apple instead. But it's a good thing afterall, since I'm all alone at home and I'm certainly glad that I will not have any leftover that needs to be kept in the fridge for days! And oh, did I mention how much easier it is to eat from ramekin in front of TV too, without getting a crumbly mess all over the place? ;-)

For those of you who would like to try your hand on this yummy Apple Pie-Cake, the recipe can be found in Jhianna's
blog, the lovely lady who has chosen this recipe as the theme for the week.

Comments

chelley325 said…
I love the idea of ramekins - how perfect!
Mevrouw Cupcake said…
I'm digging the ramekins too, and I hear you on the crumb factor!
lemontartlet said…
They're like little adorable pot pies! Love them!
ostwestwind said…
Great idea, good work, well done!

Ulrike from Küchenlatein
CB said…
I love the ramekins! Definitely wanna try that next time. Great job!
-Clara
http://iheartfood4thought.wordpress.com
Marie said…
Ohh your little ramekins are sooo cute! I wish I had thought of that!!!
noskos said…
Great looking mini pie-cakes!!
Erin said…
Yours looks great! I love what you did with the ramekins!
slush said…
OMG they are too cute! Great idea, they look wicked good!
Melissa said…
Love that picture. Ramekins are great aren't they?
Jhianna said…
Adorable! I'm glad you liked it!
Claudia said…
Love your idea with the ramekins! Great job! Have to try the recipe this way!
Gretchen Noelle said…
I totally thought of doing individual ones and seeing yours makes me wish I had! I am surprised that you were only able to make two though! They look just delicious, perfectly browned and oh so tasty!!!
What a wonderful presentation! Mouthwatering.
Stardust said…
Gee, I would love to try that, perfect to have in front of TV! HAHA! =D

Beautiful picture! As usual, feel like having one! ;P
daphne said…
i love that photo! Very rustic. Nicely done.
eatme_delicious said…
They look so cute in the ramekins! I love how it looks like you have to break through the crust to get to the delicious filling. Your photos are beautiful.
Peabody said…
The ramekin idea was brillant!
yah your ramekin idea is fantastic. May I now where can I get those like yours? Mine is opaque and I don't really like it.
Piggy said…
Hi all,

Thanks!

Hi Edith,

I bought my glass ramekins from Robinsons' few years ago. ha! I'm the opposite, now that I've got the glass ones, I feel like having the opaque ones. ;-)
Jaime said…
your mini pies are too cute!
didally said…
I think I will like this soft crust better than the usual apple pie crust. Nice to see u updating your blog more often. =)
I know of a place that sells the opague ones and it is not too bad.

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