This simple apple pie was a great hit in Russia in late 80s and 90s. It take minutes to put together and about an hour to bake, so it would be a first choice when one was pondering what to make for dessert. It seemed like everybody was baking this pie nonstop. It was ubiquitous.
Golubtsy (gah-loob-tsEE) are stuffed cabbage leaves. Large, flat and tender cabbage leaves make a perfect natural wrap. In Russian, they are usually stuffed with ground meat/poultry/fish and grains like rice or millet and then braised in a sauce.
I’ll give you my favorite recipe of meat and rice golubtsy, cooked in tomato and cream sauce with onions and carrots. This is one of my favorite winter time comfort foods. A bit time and effort consuming – no lying here! – but so tremendously delicious!