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Homemade Applepie Recipe

A family favourite Applepie Recipe; a sponge cake filled with soft cooked apples drizzled with a warm sticky cream sauce. This 'Appeltert' is super sweet and goes down well with a dollop of vanilla ice-cream.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, South African
Keyword: Appeltert, Apple, Apple Pie, Applepie, Apples, Appletart, Baked Dessert, Baked Pudding, Pie, Tart
Servings: 12 People


Batter Mix

  • 250 ml Flour
  • 15 ml Baking Powder
  • 250 ml Sugar
  • 3 ml Salt
  • 125 ml Milk
  • 30 ml Butter Melted
  • 2 Eggs Whisked
  • 6-8 Apples Mix of sweet and tart peeled and sliced

Cream Sauce

  • 250 ml Sugar
  • 250 ml Evaporated Milk Can use fresh cream instead


Apple Pie

  • Pre-heat the oven to 200° Celcius.
  • Prepare a a square or round baking dish.
  • Combined the dry ingredients with the milk and melted butter. Add the whisked eggs and mix until incorporated.
  • Line the dish with the sliced apples and pour the batter over the apples.
  • Bake in the oven for 35 minutes until cooked.
  • 5 Minutes before the sponge is completed start with the cream sauce.

Cream Sauce

  • Boil together the sugar and evaporated milk/cream until the sugar is completed dissolved.


  • Prick the sponge with a fork and slowly drizzle it with the cream sauce while it absorbs into the warm cake.