How to cook appeltaart easily

The appeltaart is a really popular traditional Belgian pie which is mainly comprised of apple, this apple pie recipe has been around for a number of centuries in Belgium. It can easily rival the common American apple pie in terms of taste and texture of what an apple pie should be. This type of pie can easily be served by both warm and cold, the pie can also be topped with whipped cream or ice cream to make the pie taste unique and also great.

The appeltaart has different recipes for the dough and also the filling and we will list down the ingredients below:

For the dough you will need:

  • 300g or 2 1/8 cups of flour
  • 180g or 3/4 cup of butter or margarine
  • 150g or 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence and a pinch of salt

For the filling you might need:

  • 1kg of apples
  • 100g or 3/4 cups of raisins that are both dried and also washed
  • 40g or 1/4 cup of sugar that is granulated
  • 3 teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons of semolina

Once you have these ingredients you can start cooking your appeltaart. First we need to start with the dough with the following directions:

You need to stir the flour together with the vanilla baking powder, brown sugar and finally the salt in a mixing bowl. You can cut the butter or margarine into very small cubes and then get to add them to your flour mixture in the mixing bowl. Beat the one egg on a bowl get to add 3/4 of the egg into your flour mix while the 1/4 of the egg you need to later for the top of the dough. You need to mix the butter to your flour mixture and kneed it to easily form a dough and the dough needs to be easily be formed into a ball. You can now put the dough inside the refrigerator for one hour. This is now the best time to make the filling of the pie, you need to follow the directions for the fillings accurately.

The first thing is to wash and peel the apples from its skin and cut the peeled apples into cubes. You can easily vary the size of the cubes so that the pie would tastes better. Using a large bowl you can then combine the apple. dried raisins, granulated sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon and at least 1 1/2 teaspoons of semolina. You need to mix it well and must make sure that the flavors of the different ingredients to easily blend by trying to stir it thoroughly.

Once you are done mixing the fillings, you can then add butter to the cake pan and try to spray it with non stick oil. After that you can line the bottom of the pan with almost 3/4 of the dough, make sure that the dough can cover the pan. Cover the base of the pan what is left of the semolina. This is now the proper time to add the filling without the juices. You can roll the rest of the dough until it is just 1/4 inch thick. And you can slice the dough to make little strips, you can layer the strips over the pie. You need to cover the one third of the dough surface so that you can see a couple pieces of the apple in the pie to make it more appealing. You must coat with the remaining egg the dough strip and then bake the pie at 175 degrees Celsius in an oven for approximately 75 minutes.

The appeltaart is a really easy and also fun traditional recipe that you can try on your spare time. You can experience eating traditional Belgian apple pie and you can share it with your friends and also family. This is also a simple recipe for novice cooks and bakers to try and practice their craft, the most important thing is to have fun while cooking it.

How to cook like a pro?


Have you ever wonder that why do we want to have the lunch or dinner outside? Why we say that let’s have some change? The food is same everywhere, whether at home or in a restaurant, then why do we go in a restaurant? What is that thing which creates the difference between the food at home and at the restaurant?

It is the taste of the food. At home, we cannot have the professional food by the professional chef. Yes, the chefs in the restaurant are professional and that is why they cook like a pro.

The best sauce is used

If the ladies want to cook like a pro, then the best option with them is to use the best sauces in the food. Don’t think that I am saying that you don’t use the good quality sauces, but you should use the best quality sauces. The point is that it is the sauces which bring the taste in the food. It is the sauces which create the difference in the food. Through sauces only, the people will be able to find newness in food and they will prefer homemade food over the restaurant one.

The tastiest and crispiest cutlets

If you want to cook like a pro then making the tastiest and the crunchiest cutlets is really important. I am not saying that the cutlets should be offered every day, but whenever the cutlets are being made, they should be the tastiest and above all, they should be crispiest. It is the crispiness in the cutlets which attracts people towards the restaurant. The cutlets should be offered once fortnightly and otherwise, occasionally. But it should be the best cutlets of all times, which people can never forget.

Infused Flavors

I know it sounds scientific when I use the term ‘infused flavors’ but believe me, it is the best thing in the food industry. Every fusion is not good, but what is the harm in trying at least? You can think of many different flavors and simply infuse them. Some will be successful and some will be the failure. But those infused flavors which will be successful, will be an achievement and they should be used again and again. Remember you should never stop trying if you want to cook like a pro. There should be nothing which you haven’t tried.


The above-mentioned tips should be definitely used by those who want that their relatives should give up the restaurant food. With the above-mentioned tips, anyone can cook like a pro. All you need to do is just to apply these tips and be patient. Don’t think that miracles happen overnight. It takes time in becoming a pro, but one day you will definitely become a pro. The homemade food will also be considered as the best food because some pro must have made it. Don’t give up trying and you will be successful. ALL THE BEST!