Sweet Apple Pie

Apple Pie is a traditional Sunday dessert so as you can imagine it’s one of my favourites. There’s nothing like a bit of pastry after a roast dinner to finish off your afternoon!

To make this delicious apple pie you will need the following ingredients:

To make the pastry:

  • 200g plain flour
  • 110g unsalted, softened butter
  • 5 tbsp cold water

To make the filling:

  • 700g cooking apples, which are cored, peeled and quartered
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 6 tbsp cold water
  • Tsp ground cinnamon
  • 25g unsalted, softened butter
  • Milk for a pastry glaze

What you need to do:

  1. Put the flour and unsalted butter in a large bowl and rub with your fingertips until it looks like breadcrumbs.
  2. Add the water gradually until the mixture starts to bind together.
  3. Put the dough in clingfilm in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  4. Simmer the apples in a large pan with the lemon juice and water until they are softened. Once cooked add the sugar and cinnamon and stir until everything is ‘slushy’.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat and add the butter. Stir until melted.
  6. Heat the oven to 220°C/gas 7.
  7. Roll out half of the pastry and line a 12cm dish. Fill the dish with the cooked apple mixture.
  8. Roll the rest of the pastry to make a top to the pie and dampen the edges with a little cold water to stick to the rest of the pastry.
  9. Glaze the top of the pie before putting in the oven for 20-25 minutes and then serve with ice-cream.

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