Sweet Apple Pie

Sweet Apple Pie

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Sweet Apple Pie

Recipe Type: Cakes & Baking

Cuisine: American

Author: Caroline Artiss

Prep time: 1 hour

Cook time: 45 mins

Total time: 1 hour 45 mins

Serves: 6

This amazing Sweet Apple Pie recipe is the ultimate way to show someone you care, who could resist?! or just scoff it all yourself, no one would blame you as it’s just so good!

Ingredients

  • Filling:
  • 1kg Bramley apples
  • 150g/ ¾ cup caster sugar
  • ½ – 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp flour

 

  • Pastry:
  • 225g butter, cold and cut into cubes
  • 50g / 1/5 cup golden caster sugar, plus extra
  • 2 eggs
  • 350g / 3 cups plain flour

 

  • To Serve
  • Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream – Yummy!
  • You will need a Pie dish 22cm diameter

Instructions

  1. Start by making the pastry first as it needs to be chilled
  2. Put the flour and butter into a food processor if you have one and pulse it until it becomes breadcrumbs.
  3. If you don’t have a processor just use a big bowl and rub the two together until it turns into breadcrumb consistency
  4. Then add the sugar, 1 whole egg and 1 egg yolk
  5. Save the left over egg white for later
  6. Keep pulsing (or mixing) until it forms big lumps then you can form it into a ball with your hands Wrap the pastry in cling film and pop in the fridge for 30 – 45 minutes
  7. While it is chilling, you can prepare your apples now
  8. Peel and core them, then chop into small chunks and leave to one side
  9. In a large bowl big enough to fit the apples, mix the sugar, cinnamon and flour together
  10. Chuck the apples into the mixture and give it a good stir around making sure they are all covered
  11. Turn oven on! Gas 5 / 190c / 370F
  12. Now you can start to roll the pastry out
  13. Lightly flour your work surface and rolling pin
  14. Cut 1/3 of the pastry off and put back in the fridge – that bit is for the top
  15. Roll the remaining pastry out so that it is big enough to make and line the base of your pie dish
  16. Cut any pastry off that is hanging over the sides, but make sure you leave enough so you can pinch the top and bottom together later.
  17. Pour the apples into your pie dish
  18. Next roll out the leftover pastry so that it will fit over the top of the pie
  19. Using the left over egg whites, brush some over the edges of the base
  20. Place your pastry on top and seal together by pinching it with your finger and thumb
  21. Using a sharp knife, make a few slits in the top of the pie, as this will let the steam out when the apples cook
  22. You can also use any leftover pastry and make leaf shapes to decorate the top
  23. Brush the pie all over with egg white and then sprinkle with sugar
  24. Place in the oven for 45 minutes, or until it is golden brown on top
  25. Serve hot, warm or cold – it’s all good!
  26. This does go exceptionally well with vanilla ice cream or just really thick whipped cream
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