Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Apple Pie

Apple pie is simple to bake and delicious to eat. There are many different ways of creating the ultimate apple pie. I seem to end up with a variant every time. This recipe approximates how the last one was made.

Apple Pie #2


Ingredients
  • 800g stewed apple (tinned pie apple is okay)
  • 1-2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1 pinch of ground cloves
  • 250g unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 370g plain flour
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 3 tablespoons water
Mix the apple, brown sugar, cinnamon & cloves together in a bowl. Leave to sit in the refrigerator for an hour or two for the flavours to combine.

Sift the flour into a bowl and mix in the butter & salt. Add the water and stir until a consistent texture. Don't worry if it feels a bit damp.

Place the pastry dough into the refrigerator for 30min. This lets the dough firm enough to use.

Separate dough into two large chunks. Use one to line the bottom and sides of a medium sized cake tin.

Fill the cake tin with the apple mixture.

Spread the remaining dough over the top of the apple mixture. Baste with some milk. Make a few cuts in the middle of the lid to allow the apple to breathe while cooking.

Bake for 45 minutes in at 180 degrees.

Serve with ice cream or whipped cream (or both!).

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