Apple Cinnamon Pie

Apple Cinnamon Pie


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About this recipe: There's nothing better than a warm and delicious homemade apple pie. This one is pretty simple to make and tastes fab with cream, whipped cream or ice cream.


Serves: 12 

  • 300g plain flour
  • 150g unsalted butter, cubed
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 level teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4-5 apples
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:1hr10min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:2hr40min 

  1. Mix flour with baking powder in a large bowl. Stir in 100g sugar, vanilla sugar and salt. Add the butter and egg. Work everything into a smooth dough. Wrap and chill for 1 hour or overnight.
  2. Peel apples, quarter, core and then finely chop either in the food processor or by hand. In a cup, mix 2 tablespoons sugar with cinnamon and toss with apples (use more or less of cinnamon-sugar depending on sweetness of apples).
  3. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease a round springform cake tin with butter.
  4. Line base and sides of tin with 2/3 of the chilled dough. Pour in apple mixture and roll out remaining dough into a circle. Place circle of dough on top of the apples, sealing the pastry together at the sides. If there is any leftover dough, cut out pretty shapes and decorate the pie.
  5. Bake in preheated ovven for 40 minutes. Lower oven temperature to 180 C / Gas 4 and bake for an additional 30-40 minutes.
  6. Allow pie to cool slightly. Serve warm or cold.

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