Babcia Dorota’s Polish Apple Pie

When You Dream of Apple Pie

When she visited Keller's Farmstand,Tianna Gawlak told the story of her book When You Dream of Apple Pie. A special treat - here is the very easy apple pie recipe from her book:



  • 4 cups plain flour
  • 3 sticks softened butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla sugar (can be replaced with vanilla extract)
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • ½ tablespoon baking powder
  • Powdered sugar for topping


  • 3 lbs apples, peeled and diced (green apples preferred, but can be mixed variety)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon



  • Pre-heat the oven to 350°.
  • Babcia uses a deep rectangular baking tray 7×10 inch, but any shape will do fine.
  • Knead together all the dough ingredients (flour, butter, eggs, sugar, vanilla sugar, sour cream, oil, baking powder), form a smooth mass, wrap into cling film and place in the fridge.
  • Wash the apples, peel them, then dice or cube them.
  • Move the apple pieces to a pot. Cover with water and add ½ cup of sugar. Cook until the apples are soft. Then drain the water, add cinnamon, and mix well.
  • Grease the baking tray. Roll out half of the dough and place in the tray. Pierce with a fork. Spread the apple mixture on top. Roll the remaining dough and use it on top to cover the apples. Bake for 1 hour at 350°.
  • Serve cooled or warm with some powdered sugar sprinkled on top.”
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