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Apple Pie

By maddyofficial1 (GoodFood Community)
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A warm apple pie that most people can make (coming from a ten year old!), but can fail! Note: I have completely copied this from another website (with some changes)
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Ingredients

  • Pastry
  • •14 oz/400g all purpose/plain flour
  • •pinch of salt
  • •1 stick/ 110g butter, cubed or an equal mix of butter and lard
  • •2-3 tbsp cold water
  • •Filling
  • •1 ½ lbs/700g cooking apples, peeled, cored and quartered
  • •2 tbsp lemon juice
  • •½ cup/ 100g sugar
  • •4 - 6 tbsp cold water
  • •1 level tsp ground cinnamon
  • •¼ stick/25g butter
  • •Milk to glaze

Method

  • STEP 1
    Place the flour, butter and salt into a large clean bowl.
  • STEP 2
    Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs, working as quickly as possible to prevent the dough becoming warm.
  • STEP 3
    Add the water to the mixture and using a cold knife stir until the dough binds together, add more cold water a teaspoon at a time if the mixture is too dry
  • STEP 4
    Wrap the dough in Saran wrap/Clingfilm and chill for a minimum of 15 minutes, up to 30 minutes.
  • STEP 5
    The dough can also be made in a food processor by mixing the flour, butter and salt in the bowl of the processor on a pulse setting. When the mixture resembles breadcrumbs, add the water, slowly, through the funnel until the dough comes together in a ball. Wrap in Saran wrap/ Clingfilm and chill as above. Then heat the oven to 425°F/220°C/gas 7.
  • STEP 6
    Meanwhile simmer the apples with the lemon juice and water in a large pan until soft. Add the sugar and cinnamon to the cooked apples. Remove from the heat and add the butter and leave to cool.
  • STEP 7
    Roll out half the pastry and line a 7 inch/13cm pie dish. Put the cooled, cooked apple mixture into the pastry case
  • STEP 8
    Roll out the remaining pastry to make a lid for the pie. Damp the edges of the pastry in the dish with a little cold water, cover with the lid and press the edges firmly together and crimp the edges to decorate.
  • STEP 9
    Brush the top of the pie with milk and bake at the top of a hot oven for 20 - 25 minutes
  • STEP 10
    Serve hot or cold with cream, ice cream or custard sauce

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