We got the idea for this pie from the wonderful article "Home for the Holidays" by Roberta Corradin published in SAVEUR Magazine #134. We didn't follow the SAVEUR recipe for Torta di Sant'Antonio to the letter though. We housed the winey apples in a cheddar cheese pastry.
Reduce red wine. Stir reduced wine into sliced apples and throw in a little butter before putting the apple mixture into a prepared pastry shell.
You can just make out the failed apple decoration I put on top of the crust. Next time, we'll slash the top of the pastry differently so the decoration has more of a chance to show.
Do you know where your mittens are?
Have you found your mittens? Then you shall have some pie! Add a little thinly sliced cheddar as an extra reward.