Apple pie

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Apple pie
Apple pie
Servings:Serves 8 - Makes 1 large pie
Calories per serving:248
Ready in:1 hour 15 minutes
Prep. time:30 minutes
Cook time:45 minutes
Difficulty:Average difficulty
Recipe author:Chef
First published:27th October 2012

The classic English dessert, ideal for using up your glut of home grown apples.


Ingredients

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Mise en place

  • Preheat the oven to 200° C (400° F - gas 6)
  • Chill the pastry in the fridge for 30 minutes

Method

  1. Mix the brown sugar, ground cinnamon and flour together into a bowl
  2. Place a layer of apple slices in the base of a 900ml (1½ pint) pie dish
  3. Sprinkle over with some of the sugar, cinnamon and flour
  4. Repeat the layers until the dish is filled
  5. Dab the butter over the apples.
  6. Roll out the pastry until just larger than the pie dish
  7. Cover the dish with the pastry
  8. Decorate with any pastry scraps and cut a few slits in the top
  9. Brush with water and sprinkle with caster sugar.
  10. Bake for 45 minutes

Serving suggestions

Serve hot or cold, with custard

Variations

  • Use a mix of Bramley apples and Coxes apples
  • Add a tablespoon of chopped stem ginger
  • Add 100 g of wild blackberries. Don't bother with bland shop-bought rubbish

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