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Homemade Apple Pie

Apple pie with short pastry, raisins and sugar icing is a popular classic from grandma's bakery. For us one of the best apple pie recipes ever!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Resting Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: German
Servings: 1 springform pan
Calories: 599kcal


For the dough

  • 300 grams flour
  • 50 grams ground almonds
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 180 grams butter cold and in small pieces
  • 100 grams sugar
  • 1 egg medium-sized

For sprinkling

  • 2 tbsp ground almonds

For the filling

  • 1200 grams apples sour
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 80 grams sugar
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 70 grams raisins
  • 2 tbsp apple juice

For the casting

  • 100 grams icing sugar
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice


  • first knead the ingredients for the dough with the dough hooks, then with your hands to a smooth dough. Form 3 balls of about the same size and wrap them in foil and refrigerate for about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, soak the raisins in apple juice for the filling. Peel apples, remove seeds, cut into cubes and mix with lemon juice.
  • Steam the apples incl. lemon juice with sugar and cinnamon in a small pot for about 5 minutes; if they draw a lot of water, drain it a little afterwards. Stir in the starch.
  • Preheat the oven to 190 degrees top and bottom heat. Butter a springform pan and dust with a little flour. Roll out a dough ball for the blanket on a lightly floured work surface (or a silicone baking mat), cut out with the edge of the springform pan and place in the refrigerator. Roll out the rest of the dough as well, lay out the mold with it and form a rim about 3 cm high. Insert the base several times with a fork. Sprinkle on the almonds.
  • Mix the pre-steamed apples with the raisins and spread on the base. Carefully place the dough on top of the cake. Press the edges down well. Prick the top several times with a fork. Bake the cake in a preheated oven for about 40 minutes. Leave to cool in the tin.
  • For the icing, mix sifted icing sugar with lemon juice to form a viscous icing. Spread over the cake.


Serving: 1piece | Calories: 599kcal | Carbohydrates: 95g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 355mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 673IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 3mg