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Oven pies


Patties with apples from yeast dough is a versatile dish that can be pampered by relatives on weekdays, or can be served at the festive table. The taste of the treat is very decent, despite the simplicity of the ingredients used. Yeast dough is prepared in different ways, it can be lean or butter, in water, milk or whey.

I suggest trying to cook pies in the oven from the dough on kefir. The recipe for the dough and toppings is extremely simple, and the result is amazing.

Baked apple pies are very tasty, lush and airy, and the dough itself is thin. And most importantly, even the next day they are just as soft and tasty, as if only from the oven.


    Type of dish: pastries Method of preparation: in the oven Servings: 20 pieces 2 hours 15 minutes

  • butter - 50 g
  • kefir - 250 ml
  • salt - 1 tsp.
  • flour - 400 g
  • vegetable oil - 3.5 tbsp. l
  • fresh yeast - 20 g
  • apples - 5 pcs.
  • sugar - 3 tbsp. l
  • yolk - 1 pc.
  • milk - 50 ml.

The recipe for pies with apples:

  • Apples - 4-5 pcs. (I have small ones),
  • Sugar - 2 tbsp. spoons
  • Lemon juice - 2 tbsp. spoons
  • Cinnamon, cardamom and other spices for baking - to taste.

  • Milk - 250 ml.,
  • Sugar - 3 tbsp. spoons
  • Yeast - 25 pressed (wet) or 7 g dry
  • Salt - 0.5 tsp
  • Eggs - 1 pc.,
  • Flour - 3.5 cups (about 450-470 g.),
  • Vegetable oil - 100 g.

How to bake apple pies in an oven from pressed yeast

We offer to prepare delicious yeast pies with apples. This recipe uses conventional pressed yeast. Some housewives prefer to use this particular type of yeast, because They believe that baking keeps freshness and aroma longer.

We will need:

To prepare the dough:

  • Eggs - 2 pcs.
  • Sugar - 180 gr.
  • Milk - 250 ml
  • Pressed yeast - 18 gr.
  • Butter - 100 gr.
  • Flour - 600 gr.
  • Zest of half a lemon
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Vanilla Sugar - 1 pack (8 g.)

To prepare the filling:

  • Apples - 1300 gr.
  • Sugar - 4 tbsp. l
  • Butter - 1 tbsp. l

For coating pasties:


Cooking pies start with dough. To do this, put the yeast, slightly mashed with your fingers, in a clean, dry bowl. Add 1 tbsp. l Sahara.

Pour half the cooked warm milk and stir until smooth. Add the flour (4 tbsp. L.) And stir.

The dough should resemble thick sour cream. Cover with cling film and set for 1 hour in a warm place for fermentation.

In a second bowl, mix sugar, salt, vanilla sugar, eggs.

Pour the remaining milk, melted butter and add lemon zest (to taste).

Whisk all the ingredients with a whisk. Add this mixture to the dough, mix well and add the flour.

The dough should turn out not sticky, it is easy to move away from the walls of the bowl. Cover with cling film, let stand for about 2 hours.

During this period of time the dough will rise. We crush it twice, approximately with an interval of 1 hour.
It's time to cook the filling. Wash the apples, peel, remove the core, cut into 1x1 cm cubes.

Put a piece of butter on a preheated pan.

Pour sugar and immediately spread apples. The filling should not be too soft and mashed. Apples should become slightly soft.

We spread them on a sieve, let the resulting syrup drain. Then put it on a plate, let it cool completely.

We divide the dough into approximately 23 pieces, make balls out of it, which we will then stuff with apples. We cover with a film so as not to wind off.

From the ball we make a round cake, put apple slices in the middle and glue the edges of the dough. We form pies, put on a baking sheet covered with parchment. We give a proofing time of about 30 minutes.

Each pie is gently greased with yolk diluted with 1 tablespoon of milk. We send the pan to the oven, heated to 180 degrees for 30 -35 minutes. Baking times may vary depending on the operation of your oven.

The pies are ready, you can put a teapot and enjoy delicious fragrant homemade pastries with apples.

Tasty apple pies made from pita bread in the oven

If you don’t want to bother with yeast dough, you can make pies with apples from ... pita bread. Baking is crispy and moist with apple filling. Perhaps this is the perfect combination. Minimum time, pleasant taste and aroma - this is the motto of pita pies

Recipe for pies with apples in a puff pastry oven

Another recipe for quick and tasty baking. Despite the fact that pastries from puff pastry are very crumbled, for many it is a favorite treat. We buy ready-made puff pastry, add apples, form pies and put in the oven for baking. And now about this in more detail.

Pies with apples in the oven from ready-made store yeast dough

A great option for making pies with apples for a busy woman. If you have a retail outlet selling ready-made yeast dough nearby, you can quickly and tasty feed your family delicious pastries. Therefore, we will not consider the process of preparing the yeast dough.

How to cook

Wash apples, peel and core, finely chop into cubes.

See that the dough does not stand up in any case, otherwise the flour products will have a sour smell.

To get a cake with a new taste, the housewives love to improvise with fillings. It turns out perfectly if the apples are sprinkled not only with sugar, but also with cinnamon, which gives the dessert a unique flavor. Sometimes housewives mix apples with a small amount of cottage cheese - these two products are in perfect harmony with each other.

A delicious apple baking topping can be prepared not only from fresh fruits. Canned jam or apple jam prepared for future use is perfect.

The filling can also be prepared from dried apples. To implement the idea you will need 250 g of dried apples and 100 g of sugar. Rinse apples, fill with water, the volume of which exceeds dried fruits by 3 times (in this case, about 1 liter of water). Put the pot with the contents on the fire and cook the apples until they are soft (about 10-15 minutes). Then you should chop the apples finely with a knife or pass through a meat grinder (you can rub through a sieve to get mashed figurative mass). Pieces of dried fruit to combine with sugar, mix. Put the mixture back on fire and boil until thickened. After cooling, fill the dessert with the finished filling. In order to improve the taste, you can add vanilla, almond extract, grated lemon peel (orange), ground cinnamon, citric acid (or a few drops of natural lemon juice).

If you want the filling to crunch a little, put fresh apples that are not blanched inside the baking dish.

The calorie content of a baked apple pie is lower than that of a fried one and is approximately 190 Kcal / 100g. To reduce calorie content, it is necessary to minimize the content of fats and sugar in the dough, as well as the amount of sugar in the filling.

Interesting Facts

In Russia, as well as in Moldova and Ukraine, pies with apples are usually served at the end of summer, August 19, for the church holiday apple Spas. The old tradition says that a new crop of apples can be eaten only after the service with the lighting of the fruits. From ancient times, on this holiday, Orthodox Christians laid a lush table, in the center of which they would certainly put a pie with apple filling. The holiday symbolized the end of summer and the imminent onset of cold weather.

Apple pies and pies are the leaders of prescription books and culinary pages on the Internet. They have several hundred variations of cooking, reflecting the variety of tastes and national colors. The differences relate to the methods of preparing the dough, the filling and the shape, which can be round, oval, rectangular, flat and convex. The top of the treat can be open, closed, or half-open, in the form of a lattice. In European countries near and far abroad, culinary specialists often make apple strudel, as well as the well-known charlotte. The Belarusian version of the pie is called jad. Apple pie is one of the national symbols of the United States.

The birthplace of apple trees is Kazakhstan. In Almaty, there is a marble monument to the apple, which was erected on Mount Kok-Tyube. A two-meter monument to an apple has been standing in the center of Kursk since 2004.

On Earth, a huge number of apple orchards, whose total area is 5 million hectares. However, most of these delicious fruits are grown in China.

Apple filling

While the dough rises, prepare a filling of apples.
If desired, and to taste in the apple filling, you can add the zest of orange or lemon, cinnamon, cookie crumbs, but in any case, prepare the apples correctly in advance. By removing excess juice, you will not worry about leaking pies in the oven.

Peel the apples.

Cut into small cubes (similar sizes we cut vegetables into olivier).

Sprinkle with lemon juice and sprinkle the filling with sugar. Lemon juice is needed so that ripe fruits give away excess moisture as quickly as possible. Sugar also contributes to this.

Before putting the filling in the pies, squeeze it so that the juice from the apples does not leak out in the oven during baking.

If the apples are very juicy and you worry that apple pies will start to flow in the oven, prepare the filling in another way. Cut the fruit into medium-sized cubes, put in a pan with a small piece of butter and sprinkle with sugar. Stew apples for 3-4 minutes over low heat. After complete cooling, drain the excess liquid (you can throw the stuffing into a colander).

We form pies

Approached dough should be divided into pieces, which we will lay on a surface sprinkled with flour. The sizes of the slices are with a large chicken egg. Each piece of dough is a future pie. Particularly demanding housewives distribute the dough into pieces by weight, so that the pastries look perfect, all the pies are the same.

Roll out with a rolling pin (or crush with your hands) each part of the dough.

Put a filling on each flat cake (1 teaspoon with a slide). To taste, you can sprinkle a little filling with sugar (but I usually don’t do this, apple filling is so sweet).

We pinch the pie so that there are no holes left. We spread on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.

Now you need to grease the pies with apples, so that in the oven they are covered with a golden brown.

The secret of a crispy golden crust is simple - mix the yolk of one egg with a pinch of salt and add 1-2 tbsp. tablespoons of milk.

I noticed that if you grease the baked goods not just with the yolk, but with the yolk with water or milk, the surface is beautiful, glossy and not as dark as when greased only with the yolk.
Using a pastry brush, grease all the pies on a baking sheet.
On top of your pastry, you can sprinkle with sugar or spices for baking.
I bought specially selected spices in the mill, I often use them for sprinkling. The aroma in the apartment is indescribable! Still, freshly ground spices give a much better flavor than those from a bag.

Place the pies a short distance from each other so that they do not stick together in the oven (the yeast dough increases significantly in size).

By this time, you need to turn on the oven for heating (temperature 180 C).
After 15 minutes, our pies will “grow up” a little, increase in size. Now is the time to go to the oven!
5 minutes after the pies sat in the oven, you need to reduce the baking temperature to 160 C and bake another 25-30 minutes.
After half an hour, the pies with apples in the oven are ready. We take out a baking tray with pies, put it on a plate or in a bowl. With hot tea, milk or kefir - it will be delicious with any drink.
These are the rosy brothers we got!

If you like pastries with apples, you will surely enjoy the new video recipe on the Pirogeevo channel in You Tube:

For pies with apples, the dough, which I prepare in the following video, is also perfect.

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