Apple pie with meringue and crumble successfully combines four layers, different in taste and texture. The cake is very tender, soft, delicious. Decorate any festive table. After trying one piece, it is impossible to stop.
Prepare the dough. Soft butter, previously removed from the refrigerator and had time to melt to a plastic state, combine with sugar. Mash it thoroughly with a fork. Gently separate the eggs into yolks and whites. Proteins are removed in the refrigerator. Add the yolks to the butter. Toss a pinch of salt and stir in the butter-yolk mass.
Gradually add the flour and form a soft, pliable flour ball. Long do not knead — you only need to connect all the components together to form a homogeneous, non-stick to the hands of the test. If the mass is sticky, enter an additional portion of flour.
Fingers stretch the dough on the split form (diameter 24 cm). Tamp a uniform layer on the bottom, form a Board height of about 2 cm. If the form is smaller, you can form a Board 4 cm). Thickly pierce the base with a fork, so that the cake does not swell when baking, and then remove the form for 30-40 minutes in the refrigerator.
Proceed to the filling. With apples cut a thin layer of peel, remove the core. Cut into thin slices, add cinnamon and sugar. Stir. Next, put the Apple slices in a saucepan, add the soft butter, cinnamon and mix. Keep on a low heat under the lid for about 5-15 minutes (time depends on the variety of apples). The pieces should soften slightly, but retain their shape
We take out of the refrigerator a container with chilled dough. Put in a preheated 180 degree oven for 15-20 minutes. Podmechenno sand "basket" fill the Apple filling.
Next, prepare the meringue. Proteins whisk with a pinch of salt until soft, completely whitened mass, then gradually pour powdered sugar. Continue active whisking until thick peaks at the end of the whipping add the starch.
Spread the whipped whites on the cooled sand base with apples. Distribute evenly, hiding under a lush snow-white layer of fruit filling.
Next, prepare the sand crumbs. Cold butter grind with flour and sugar until crumbs.
Then sprinkle the sand crumbs on the meringue and put the Apple pie in the oven preheated to 140 degrees for about 60 minutes.