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Monday, 5 April 2010

Sunday = Oh My Apple Pie!

300 g plain flour
pinch of salt
200g butter
100g caster sugar
1 egg

4-5 cooking apples
tbsp cinnamon
tsp cloves
couple tbsp white/brown sugar according to your own tastes
juice of 1 lemon

1) Make the pastry.

Sift flour and salkt into a bowl. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles bread crumbs. Stir in 100g of sugar and the egg and mix to form a firm dough. Wrap it in cling film and let it sit in the fridge for at least one hour.

2) Pre-cook the apples. Mix the chopped apples with the spices, sugar and lemon juice in a pot and cook over a low heat to soften the apples slightly just to ensure they aren't still hard after being cooked in the pie! But make sure to let it cool before putting it into the pie case

3) Assemble the pie.

Preheat the oven to 200C. Grease a tart tin or pie dish. Roll out half the pastry and use to line the dish. Pile the apple mixture into the pie base and sprinkle some more sugar on top. Then roll out the rest of the pie dough and put it on top of the pie. Before putting the top on I usually dabble a bit of milk along the edge of the pie to help seal the edges and after putting on the top i pinch the edges or push them down with a fork. Sprinkle a smidge more sugar on top and put the pie in the oven.  Bake for 30 mins or until golden brown.

mmmmmmmmmmm pie.

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