Festive Apple Pie Recipe

Festive Apple Pie Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 8

900 g

15 g

115 g

25 ml

2.5 ml

2.5 ml

1.5 ml

1.5 ml

1.5 ml

50 g

 

For the pastry

275 g

5 ml

75 g

50 g

50-120 ml

Cooking apples

Plain flour

Castor sugar

Fresh lemon juice

Ground cinnamon

Mixed spice

Ground ginger

Grated nutmeg

Salt

Butter, diced

 

 

Plain flour

Salt

Cold butter, cut in pieces

Cold vegetable fat or lard, cut in pieces

Iced water

Method :
  • For the pastry, sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Add the butter and fat, and rub in until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Stir in just enough water to bind. Form two balls, wrap and chill for 20 minutes.
  • Roll out one ball and use to line a 23cm pie dish. Preheat a baking sheet in the oven at 220oC/425oF/Gas 7.
  • Peel, core and slice the apples. Toss with the flour, sugar, lemon juice, spices and salt. Spoon into the pastry case and dot with butter.
  • Roll out the remaining pastry. Place on top of the pie and trim to leave a 2cm overhang. Fold this under the pastry base and press to seal. Crimp the edge. Form the scraps into leaf shapes and balls. Arrange on the pie and cut steam vents.
  • Bake on the baking sheet for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat to 180oC/350oF/Gas 4 and bake for 40 minutes, until golden.

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