This pie is one of the best desserts I've made at home. I just love making it in autumn. It smells so good, the whole home smells sweet and makes you feel cozy and warm.
Preparing is very easy. I made the lard myself when I melted bacon and made cracklings. You can also buy it from the market, it's very cheap.
The apples I used were those I picked myself several weeks ago when me and my family were picking apples in the Resen region. I had about 10 or more kilos and I decided to use some to make this beautiful pie.

Ingredients for filling:
  • 4-5 larger grated apples 
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 sachet of vanilla sugar (10 g)
Dough ingredients:
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 g of sugar
  • 1 vanilla sugar (10 g)
  • grated lemon zest
  • 1 baking powder (10 g)
  • 350 g of flour
  • 150 g of lard

  1. Mix all the dough ingredients with a spoon. Then knead it shortly just to connect all ingredients and form a ball. Place in the refrigerator for 40 minutes.
  2. In the meantime, prepare the filling: grate apples put them to fry in a pan until they have evaporated the water. No need to add oil. Add sugar, vanilla sugar and cinnamon and mix.
  3. Prepare the baking pan, I used number 26: cover it with thin layer of butter and sprinkle flour.
  4. Remove the dough from the refrigerator and split it into two parts. 
  5. Spread one part in the pan with your hands and while doing this, place the other dough in the freezer. 
  6. Apply the filling over the dough, and spread the second part of the dough onto a floured surface, stretch it into a circular shape and cut it into strips. Slowly order stripe by stripe as in the picture.If the stripes are easily torn, reknead dough and add more flour.
  7. Bake in a heated oven at 160 C degrees for about 45 minutes.