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Apple Cream Pie


When I first came across this recipe, it was in some kind of Russian and I was sad because it was so beautiful. Then I got my lovely Ruska friend to help me translate and I was so so happy! Here it is in English for your baking pleasure.

Pie Crust:

  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 chilled stick butter
  • 1/4 cup ice water
  1. mix salt and flour (start drinking wine)
  2. cut butter into flour mixture and stir into loose clumps
  3. add water until mixture forms a ball
  4. refrigerate for 4 hours
  5. roll out to fit 9” pie dish (use empty wine bottle to roll out dough ;))


  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup white wine …i may skip this next time as the cream turned out a bit boozey…
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 tsp grated orange peel
  • 1 lemon
  • 6 Tbsp sugar
  • 4 Tbsp flour
  • a bit of cinnamon
  • 5-6 apples
  1. Mix flour with sugar, vanilla, almond and orange peel
  2. Add egg yolks and a little milk, stir until smooth
  3. Pour the remaining milk and wine
  4. Boil the mixture and let it cool
  5. Pour into crust
  6. Peel apples leaving skins on
  7. Arrange peels into rose shapes and place in the cooled cream until the pie is covered with lovely roses!
  8. Dust with cinnamon and squirt with fresh lemon
  9. Bake at 350 F until crust and apples are golden brown
  10. I know it looks too pretty to eat, but go stuff your face! enjoy!!

original link: **check out the pics! gorgeous!