Apple Pie


Introduction

Apple pie is a classic dessert that is enjoyed by many. This recipe is for a traditional apple pie, made with a pastry crust and a filling of sweetened apples. It can be served on its own or with ice cream or cream.

Ingredients

For the pastry:

– 225g plain flour
– 110g butter
– 50g sugar
– 1 egg, beaten
– 1-2 tablespoons cold water

For the filling:

– 700g apples, peeled and sliced
– 150g sugar
– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 2 tablespoons plain flour
– 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.

2. To make the pastry, mix together the flour, butter and sugar in a bowl until it resembles breadcrumbs. Add the egg and enough cold water to form a dough.

3. Roll out the pastry on a floured surface and use it to line a 23cm pie dish.

4. To make the filling, mix together the apples, sugar, cinnamon, flour and lemon juice in a bowl.

5. Pour the filling into the pastry case and bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, or until the pastry is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.

6. Serve warm or cold.

Potential changes & improvements

– You could use a different type of fruit in the filling, such as pears or berries.
– If you prefer a softer crust, you could blind bake the pastry case for 10 minutes before adding the filling.
– For a crunchy topping, you could sprinkle some Demerara sugar on top of the pie before baking.

What other food it works well with

Apple pie can be served on its own or with ice cream, cream, custard or yogurt.

Common Mistakes

– Overloading the filling: too much filling will make the pie difficult to slice and serve.
– Not pre-cooking the filling: pre-cooking the filling helps to soften the apples and thicken the juices, so that they don’t run out when the pie is cut.

Nutritional Information

Due to the nature of this recipe, it is not possible to provide accurate nutritional information.

Allergens

This recipe contains the following allergens:

– Gluten
– Eggs
– Dairy


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