This pie originated as an option from the pies made with citruses (e.g. lemon), and I also had a lot of apple sauce available at the time. This pie tastes very good!
- 1 can of condensed milk
- 4 eggs
- ½ cup of homemade applesauce (1 large cooked apple, peeled, and then crushed)
- ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- 6 heaped tablespoons of flour
- 10 heaped tablespoons of granulated sugar
- 3 heaped teaspoons of baking powder
- 80g (2.8 oz) of butter or margarine at room temperature
- 2 tablespoons of cold milk
- FILLING: Stir 3 egg yolks very well, then slowly adding the condensed milk, and then mix it with the applesauce and cinnamon. Reserve in the refrigerator.
- DOUGH: mix the flour, 3 tablespoons of granulated sugar, baking powder, margarine and milk very well, and knead with the hands; you may also sprinkle some flour on the dough if necessary, to prevent it from sticking to the hands. Spread the dough into a 23cm (9 in) buttered cake mold, and prick the dough with a fork. Bake it almost completely for 10 minutes at 400°F (200°C).
- Remove from the oven, pour the filling on top, and then bake again for no more than 5 minutes, approximately. Remove it from the oven again, add the meringue on top, and bake for about 3 minutes more, or until it gets a golden color.
- MERINGUE: stir 3 egg whites until stiff, add 7 tablespoons of granulated sugar