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Apple pie

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A great way to finish off a meal is with a delicious slice of warm apple pie, served with custard, cream or a scoop of ice cream.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:8
  • Skill level:easy

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For the pastry

  • 250g 8⅞ oz Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
  • 1 1 Salt
  • 125g 4½ oz Butter (unsalted) chilled
  • 5tbsp 5tbsp Water

For the filling

  • 1kg 2¼ lb Bramley apple(s) large
  • ½tsp ½tsp Cinnamon ground
  • 3tbsp 3tbsp Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
  • 140g 5 oz Unrefined golden caster sugar a little extra for sprinkling (we use Billington's) Unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range)

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the cold water to the flour mixture. Initially use a knife and mix the water into the flour. Then use your hands to form a dough.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 250tbsp 250tbsp Plain white flour (we use Allinson) Plain white flour
    • 1 1 Salt
    • 5tbsp 5tbsp Water
    • 125g 4½ oz Butter (unsalted) chilled
  2. Classic mode Step 2

    When the dough is even and smooth cut off a third and set side for the pie top. Roll out the remaining pastry to cover the base of a 20cm pie dish. Then carefully line the dish with the rolled out pastry. Using the edge of the plate as a guide, trim the excess pastry and set aside with the pie top pastry.

  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Quarter, core, peel and slice the apples about 5mm thick and add them to a bowl with the sugar, cinnamon and flour, mix together briefly to coat the apple and then fill the pie dish lined with the pastry. Preheat the oven to 190°C (170°C fan, gas mark 5).

    Ingredients for this step

  4. Classic mode Step 4

    Roll out the remaining pastry that was set aside to create the pie top. Then moisten the pastry around the edge of the pie dish and carefully lay the pie top over the top. Press down the pastry edges to seal.


  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Prick the top of the pie lightly then brush with the egg white and sprinkle with golden caster sugar. Bake for about 40 minutes until golden. For the best results allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.

    Ingredients for this step

    • Egg white(s) (free range)