Apple and nut pie

This pie puts a smile on everyone’s face. The warmth of the apples and the citrus aromas coming out of the oven give a comforting feeling to all.


Difficulty: Medium

Time: 60 min. preparation time, 75 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 419 / Protein 5g / Carbohydr. 67g / Fat 13g

Ingredients (12 servings)

180 gbutter (cold)
270 gconfectioner’s sugar
45 galmonds (ground)
400 gall-purpose flour
3 gsalt
1lemon (zest)
1orange (zest)
1 kgapples
100 gsugar
200 galmonds (sliced)
100 mlapple juice
1vanilla bean (seeds)
0.25 tspcinnamon
flour for work surface
butter for greasing


zester, 2 frying pans, oven, standing mixer or hand mixer with dough hooks, plastic wrap, pie dish, large bowl, cooking spoon, cutting board, knife, round cookie cutter (small), rolling pin

Wine Tip

This dessert wine from Hungary is a classic, sweet wine aged in wooden barrels, so it goes especially well with apple and cinnamon. A dessert wine with cake is an ideal way to conclude your menu.

Step 1

Apple and nut pie

For the crust, combine butter, confectioner’s sugar, ground almonds, flour, salt, eggs, and some of the lemon and orange zest. Beat until a smooth dough forms.

zester, standing mixer or hand mixer with dough hooks

180 g butter / 270 g confectioner’s sugar / 45 g almonds (ground) / 400 g flour / 3 g salt / 2 eggs / 0.5 lemon / 0.5 orange

Step 2

Apple and nut pie

Wrap dough in plastic wrap and transfer to refrigerator. Allow to set for approx. 1 h.

plastic wrap

Step 3

Apple and nut pie

Toast sliced almonds in a grease-free pan over medium-low heat until light brown and fragrant.

frying pan, cooking spoon

200 g almonds (sliced)

Step 4

Apple and nut pie

Preheat oven to 160°C/325°F. For the filling, peel and quarter apples. Remove core with a diagonal cut. Cut quarters into thick slices.

oven, cutting board, knife

1 kg apples

Step 5

Apple and nut pie

Caramelize sugar in a frying pan over medium-low heat for approx. 4 – 7 min. until liquid and golden.

frying pan, cooking spoon

100 g sugar

Step 6

Apple and nut pie

Sauté apples in caramelized sugar. Deglaze with apple juice. Add vanilla seeds, remaining orange and lemon zest, and cinnamon. Allow to cook until most of the liquid has evaporated. Set aside.


100 ml apple juice / 1 vanilla bean / 0.5 orange / 0.5 lemon / 0.25 tsp cinnamon

Step 7

Apple and nut pie

In a large bowl, combine the apple mixture with toasted, chopped almonds.

large bowl

Step 8

Apple and nut pie

If necessary, grease pie dish and lightly flour work surface. Divide dough into two parts. Using a rolling pin, roll out so that each piece is slightly larger than the pie dish. Carefully transfer one dough round to pie dish and press into the dish. Cut off overhanging dough by rolling the rolling pin over the edges of the dish.

pie dish, rolling pin

butter for greasing / flour for work surface

Step 9

Apple and nut pie

Add apple-nut mixture to pie dish and spread evenly. If necessary, discard some of the excess liquid.

Step 10

Apple and nut pie

Place second half of dough on top and seal around edges. Make a small hole in the middle of the pie with a round cookie cutter to allow air to escape while baking. Place pie in preheated oven at 160°C/325°F and bake until golden brown for approx. 65 – 75 min. Enjoy warm with ice cream or whipped cream.

round cookie cutter