Evangelos Katsioulis's Blue Ribbon Apple pie

Evangelos Katsioulis

Evangelos Katsioulis

Physician
1976 –

Brilliance is difficult to define. However, in Evagelos Katsiouli’s case, it is pretty clear-cut. After all, Katsioulis has proven his intelligence over and over in multiple IQ tests, and with an IQ of 258 on the Cattell scale, he possesses the world’s highest measured IQ.

In addition to his incredibly high IQ, Evangelos’ intelligence has also expressed itself in his work as a doctor. He has written several books and research articles – particularly regarding medicine and psychiatry.

Looking at the statistics, it is estimated that an IQ score at Katsioulis’ level is only found in one out of every 38 billion people. It may take centuries, perhaps even millennia, before the world will see an equivalent IQ.

Evangelos grew up with his family in the Greek city Ioaninna. In the Katsoulis household his mother was the family chef. One of her specialities was an apple pie. A pie which was, and still is, a favourite of Evangelos’.

Photo: Evangelos Katsioulis

Evangelos Katsioulis's Blue Ribbon Apple pie
Clarifying notes by Ankarsrum are marked in red

Ingredients

Portions: –
Metric
US

Pastry dough

2 1/2 cups) all-purpose flour
1 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
3/4 cups room-temperature butter
6 to 9 tbsp cold water

Filling

1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
6 medium apples
1 tbsp room-temperature butter

Directions

Step 1

Preheat oven to 200 C (390 F)

Step 2

Add the flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg to a bowl. Cut the butter in small pieces and add to the bowl. Granulate the mixture with a pastry blender or fork until it resembles coarse crumbs. Add water and stir until combined.

Step 3

Divide dough in half and shape each half into a ball. Flatten slightly. Wrap each ball in plastic food wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Step 4

Roll out one ball of dough on lightly floured surface into a 12-inch circle. Fold into quarters. Place dough in an ungreased 9-inch pie plate and unfold dough, pressing firmly against the bottom and sides. Trim crust to 1/2 inch from the edge of the pie plate. Set aside.

Step 5

Filling

Blend all filling ingredients except apples, butter and 1 teaspoon of sugar in a bowl. Add apples; toss lightly to coat. Put the coated apples on the prepared crust.

Step 6

Roll remaining ball of dough into a 12-inch circle. Place it over the filling, trim, seal and crimp or flute edge. Cut 5 or 6 large slits in crust. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar. Cover edge of crust with 2-inch strip aluminum foil.

Step 7

Bake 35 minutes, remove foil. Continue baking 10-20 minutes or until crust is lightly browned and juice begins to bubble through the crusts slits. Cool pie for about 30 minutes. Serve warm.

Make it easier with Ankarsrum Assistent Original

In step 1, mix all the dry ingredients with the room temperatured butter and the water in the whisking bowl using the cookie whisks.

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