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Ultimate Apple Pie

Ultimate Apple Pie

Apple Pie Recipe

1 Mins
  • For the filling:
  • 1kg Bramley apples
  • 140g golden caster sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • For the pastry:
  • 225g butter, room temperature
  • 50g golden caster sugar, plus extra
  • 2 eggs
  • 350g plain flour, preferably organic
  • Softly whipped cream, to serve

STEP 1

Put a layer of paper towels on a large baking sheet.

STEP 2

Quarter, core, peel, and slice the apples about 5mm thick and lay evenly on the baking sheet. Put paper towels on top and set aside while you make and chill the pastry.

STEP 3

For the pastry, beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl until just mixed. Break in a whole egg and a yolk (keep the white for glazing later). Beat together for just under 1 min - it will look a bit like scrambled egg.

STEP 4

Now work in the flour with a wooden spoon, a third at a time, until it’s beginning to clump up, then finish gathering it together with your hands.

STEP 5

Gently work the dough into a ball, wrap in cling film, and chill for 45 mins. Now mix the 140g/5oz sugar, the cinnamon and flour for the filling in a bowl that is large enough to take the apples later.

STEP 6

After the pastry has chilled, heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5.

STEP 7

Lightly beat the egg white with a fork.

STEP 8

Cut off a third of the pastry and keep it wrapped while you roll out the rest, and use this to line a pie tin - 20-22cm round and 4cm deep - leaving a slight overhang.

STEP 9

Roll the remaining third to a circle about 28cm in diameter.

STEP 10

Pat the apples dry with kitchen paper, and tip them into a bowl with the cinnamon-sugar mix. Give a quick mix with your hands and immediately pile-high into the pastry lined tin.

STEP 11

Brush a little water around the pastry rim and lay the pastry lid over the apples pressing the edges together to seal. Trim the edge with a sharp knife and make 5 little slashes on top of the lid for the steam to escape.

STEP 12

Brush it all with the egg white and sprinkle with caster sugar. Bake for 40-45 mins, until golden, then remove and let it sit for 5-10 mins.

STEP 13

Sprinkle with more sugar and serve while still warm from the oven with softly whipped cream.

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