Grandma’s traditional apple pie

Grandma’s traditional apple pie

Nothing says family home baking more than the classic apple pie, frequently handed down through the generations bring food joy to all the family.  If you have never tried baking one yourself this recipe delicately flavoured with cinnamon is a great way to make your own pudding memories. Enjoy with a delicious serving of custard or a generous dollop of Cornish clotted cream.

Grandma’s traditional apple pie

  • 225gPlain white flour
  • 0pinchSalt
  • 140gButter (unsalted) (cold, Cut into cubes )
  • 6 tspWater (cold )
  • 4Bramley apple(s) (large, Peeled, Cored and cut into chunks)
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp Unrefined golden caster sugar (plus extra for sprinkling )
  • 1 tbsp Milk

Preheat your oven to 200°C (fan 180°C, gas mark 6) and lightly grease an 8” pie dish with butter.

Sieve the flour, add the salt and rub in the butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Add the cold water and use a knife to mix together, then use your hands to bring it together. Divide into 2 halves.

Roll out one half into a disc large enough to line the pie dish then place into the dish lightly pressing into the corners.

Place the apple in a bowl and add the cinnamon and caster sugar stirring to coat the apple slices, place this into the pie dish.

Roll out the remaining half of pastry into a disc large enough to cover the pie dish. Moisten the edges with some water then lay the lid on top, lightly press the edges to join the base and lid, then trim any excess with a sharp knife. Pinch the edges of the pie all the way around.

Lightly brush the surface with a little milk then sprinkle over some golden caster sugar. Place in the oven to bake for 20-30 minutes, then bring out to serve.

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Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Makes: 8

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