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Irish Apple Pie: Not your usual apple pie

Irish apple pie

Irish apple pie is usually made for St. Patrick’s Day and features a sugar-based topping crust.

We know what you are thinking, “another apple pie” but trust us when we tell you this is really unusual, unlike any recipe you have tried to date. Yes, because the Irish apple pie combines the soft and moist consistency of the classic dessert with a crunchy coating obtained by adding a layer of sugar before cooking. In Ireland it is customary to consume it on the occasion of St. Patrick’s Day, March 17 , but you can also enjoy it for breakfast or as a snack at all times of the year.

For the rest it is true that it does not change much, but you know that we have a real obsession for apple pies and we could not fail to try this too. If you add to this that a bowl, a spoon and a knife are enough to prepare it, then the game is done. Come on, try it too!

Irish apple pie
Irish apple pie

How to make the Irish apple pie recipe

  1. To prepare the Irish apple pie, start by mixing the flour , baking powder , salt , cinnamon and nutmeg in a bowl.
  2. Add the cold butter from the fridge cut into pieces and knead quickly with a fork. You don’t need to be too precise.
  3. Then add the sugar .
  4. Peel the apples , core them and cut them into 1 cm cubes (or thin slices) then add them to the dough.
  5. Separately, beat the eggs with the milk and pour it over the mixture. The result will not be the classic homogeneous dough we are used to but this is the beauty of the dessert.
  6. Pour it into an 18 cm pan lined with parchment paper (or greased and floured) and spread the remaining sugar over the surface.
  7. Bake at 180 ° C for 50 minutes doing the toothpick test before taking out of the oven: if inserted in the center of the cake it must come out completely dry.
  8. Let it cool completely before removing it from the mold and serving.

This Irish apple pie is amazing and if you love the genre too, we leave you our apple pie recipes .


Given the presence of fruit, it is better to consume the apple pie within 2-3 days . Besides it is better to put it in the refrigerator so as to avoid its deterioration.


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