2h 30 min
“LITTLE WHIMS” TABLE
Every day is an opportunity to “pamper” ourselves with little whims, such as food.
Life’s little pleasures that bring us joy and well-being, without spending too much, and in addition to being tasty, they can be healthy.
For example, reducing the consumption of carbohydrates and fats, avoiding excess salt, added sugars and ultra-processed, giving priority to plant-based foods, controlling the quantities …
Because, whether for a more elaborate recipe, or for a simple snack, enjoying and taking care of yourself is not at odds, quite the opposite! You enjoy these little whims more when they are not a “guilty pleasure.”
In fact, today’s consumers consider a healthy snack (for example, high in fiber, or low in sugar) to be more palatable.
In fact, today’s consumers, consider that a healthy snack (for example, high in fiber, or low in sugar) to be more palatable.
In this sense, olives have a lot to say, because they are a vegetable product, a source of healthy properties … the perfect ingredient to indulge in a “little treat” every day, maintaining the balance between pleasure and health.
APPLE PIE WITH QUEEN OLIVES
- 4 1/3 cups wheat flour
- 1/4 cup of sugar
- 1 tsp of salt
- 1 1/4 cups of cold butter
- 1/2 cup of cold water
- 1 cup of Queen olives
- 6 green apples
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 3 tbsp of lemon juice
- 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
- A pinch of ground nutmeg
- 1 1/2 tbsp of cornstarch
- 2 tbsp of butter in cubes
- 2 tbsp of crushed cookies
- 2 tbsp of powdered sugar
STEP BY STEP INSTRUCTIONS
To prepare the dough, mix the flour, sugar, and salt in a bowl. Add the cold butter in cubes and mix using your hands. Add the water gradually and continue mixing, without kneading much, until you get the texture of crumbly dough.
Divide the dough into two portions, shape into balls and chill in the refrigerator, covered in plastic wrap, for 1 hour.
For the filling, cut the apples into 1-inch chunks. Add the sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cornstarch to a bowl with the olives, saving some for garnish. Macerate for 30 min.
To assemble the pie, take the dough out of the refrigerator and roll out on a floured surface with a rolling pin to 1/8-inch thick. Line a 9 1/2-inch buttered pie dish with the dough. Trim the dough to a 1/2-inch overhang around the dish.
Add the mixture of olives and apples to the dish.
Roll out the rest of the dough on a floured surface and cut into strips 3/4-inch thick. Cover the pie with dough in the form of a lattice. Place whole olives in the holes of the lattice.
Bake the pie in a preheated oven at 425º for 15 minutes, then lower the heat to 390º and bake for another 50 minutes.
Once baked, remove and cool.