FOR THE CRUST – ½ cup blanched chopped almonds – 1 cup all-purpose flour – 1 tablespoon brown sugar – ¾ sticks of salted butter – ½ cup ice water APPLE FILLING – 8 apples – ¼ sticks of salted butter – A tablespoon of lemon juice – ½ teaspoon clove powder – 1 teaspoon of grated fresh ginger – ¾ cup brown sugar – 1 teaspoon cinnamon powder – ¼ cup all-purpose flour FOR THE EGG WASH – 1 yolk of a large egg – 1 tablespoon milk – ¼ white teaspoon of granulated sugar – 1 tablespoon salted butter, melted TO ASSEMBLE – 1 cup all-purpose flour
Cover the saucepan and heat over very low heat (it should not reach a boil while cooking ) until the apples are cooked through but firm, stir gently once or twice to cook uniformly. This may take about 15 minutes, but the time will depend on the variety of apple you use (see notes). Remove apples from the heat and cool to room temperature. Once cooled, Sprinkle them with the flour until they are coated completely. Chill the apple mixture in the refrigerator.