Open Apple Pie Recipe

Open Apple Pie Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 8

1.5 kg

45 g

10 ml

25 g

30-45 ml



For the pastry

275 g

2.5 ml

115 g

60 g

75-90 ml

Tart eating or cooking apples


Ground cinnamon

Butter, diced

Honey, to glaze

Grated rind and juice of 1 lemon



Plain flour


Butter, cut into pieces

Vegetable fat or lard, cut into 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 the dough. Gather into a ball, wrap and chill for at least 20 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 200oC/400oF/Gas 6. Place a baking sheet in the oven.
  • Peel, core and slice the apples. Combine with the sugar, cinnamon, lemon rind and juice.
  • Roll out the pastry to a 30 cm circle. Use to line a 23 cm/9 in pie dish, leaving an overhanging edge. Fill with the apples.
  • Fold in the edges and crimp loosely. Dot the apples with diced butter.
  • Bake on the hot baking sheet until the pastry is golden and the apples are tender, about 45 minutes.
  • Melt the honey in a saucepan and brush over the apples to glaze.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.

Note : If using eating apples for this pie, make sure they are firm-fleshed rather than soft.

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