This remarkably delicious apple pie with semolina is a gem from Bulgarian cuisine. If the thought of baking a pie with semolina surprises you, rest assured that this pie will not disappoint. The recipe is remarkably simple, requiring no special culinary skills, and it’s not just quick but exceptionally fast. And, as mentioned earlier, the taste is simply amazing. Prepare to be delighted beyond your expectations!
- 1 cup semolina
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup milk
- 1.5 teaspoons high-quality leavening agent
- Lemon juice
- 5 medium-sized apples
Steps to Prepare:
- The preparation of this pie is quite unique, but the result will be enchanting. Start by combining all the dry ingredients: semolina, flour, sugar, and the leavening agent. You can also add a pinch of salt, but I consider it optional.
- Grate the apples using a coarse grater – I always use a food processor for this task. Sprinkle the grated apples with lemon juice immediately to prevent them from browning.
- Take a baking dish, grease it with margarine or butter, evenly spread a cup of our dry mixture, layer with grated apples, then repeat with the dry mixture and apples. In my dish, I usually have three layers.
- Before placing the pie in the oven, pour a cup of very hot – almost boiling – milk evenly over it. Carefully use a knife or fork to pierce the pie, ensuring the milk reaches the bottom layer.
- Bake the pie for about 50-60 minutes in an oven preheated to 180 degrees Celsius (356 degrees Fahrenheit). It’s not a traditional pie, but it boasts a delicate taste with a pleasant apple flavor. After cooling, it holds its shape beautifully, without falling apart.
Enjoy your meal!