Bringing The Traditional Apple Pie To Life In Your Kitchen


1. Difficulty and Time

The recipe for this timeless classic is incredibly simple, and should take approximately 2 and ½ hours to prepare, bake, and enjoy!

2. Ingredients

For clarity, we’ve broken the ingredients down into two separate lists. To make the pastry, you’ll need the following:
  • 225g butter (at room temperature)
  • 50g golden caster sugar (plus a little extra to dust with later)
  • 2 eggs
  • 350g plain flour (organic works better, but don’t worry too much if you can’t get it!)

And now, for the filling:

  • 1kg apples (we find Bramley to be the most desirable)
  • 140g golden caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons plain flour (the same principle applies as before)

3. How to Make

1. First up, you're going to want to grab a few paper towels and the a large baking sheet. Quarter, core, and peel your apples before slicing them down - approximately 5mm thick should do it. Layer them on the baking sheet, cover them with the paper towels, and set them to one side for later. 2. With the sliced apples taken care of, it's time to prepare the pastry. Take a large bowl and throw in the butter and the sugar, whisking until the two are mixed into one. Break in the first egg (whole), and just the yolk of the second (you'll need the white for glazing a little further down the line), beating them in solidly for around a minute. When you've finished, the contents of the bowl should resemble the mixture of scrambled eggs.

3. Now, you want to add the flour. Not all at once, though - about a third at a time to be safe, mixing regularly with a large wooden spoon. When it begins to clump up, ditch the spoon and grab the dough with your hands instead. Work it into a ball, wrap it nice and tightly in cling film, and leave it to chill. 45 minutes ought to do the trick. Recipe continues on next page...

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