Apple Pie

PennyBy Penny    

June 7, 2015


250g plain flour

125g butter ( or marg)

50g caster sugar

1 egg yolk

Cold water to bind

About 5 eating apples ( Braeburn or coxs are good )

1 cooking Apple

Juice and zest of half a lemon

1 tblspn cinnamon

Handful of raisins ( optional )

3 tblspns Demerara sugar

Beaten egg to glaze

Caster sugar to sprinkle


1Sift the flour into a bowl

2Add the sugar

3Add the butter and rub together to form a breadcrumb like texture

4Add the egg yolk and mix

5Add enough cold water to form a dough

6Knead lightly

7Wrap in clingfilm and chill for at least 30 minutes

8Peel and slice your apples

9Put in a large bowl add the raisins of using

10Add the lemon juice and zest

11Then the sugar and cinnamon

12Mix well to combine

13Put in a large saucepan and let simmer until the apples soften slightly

14When cooked remove from heat and allow to cool completely

15Divide pastry into 2

16Roll out one half on a floured surface and line a greased pie dish

17Fill with the apple mix

18Roll out the top

19Cover the apples with the pastry and seal , make a slit in the top of the pastry

20Brush with the beaten egg , decorate with pastry leaves of liked

21Sprinkle on a little caster sugar

22Bake in a hot oven 180C for about 30-45 minutes until golden brown

23Serve with custard , cream or ice cream ( or even all 3 lol )