My Gran's Apple Pie

    45 min

    This is truly an amazing pie and is sooooooooo delicious especially fresh from the oven, hot with ice cream. Easy to make, quick and you can add cinnamon if you want to change it up a bit, also you can use rhubarb too.

    Fife, Scotland, UK
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    Makes: 12 people

    • 14 heaped tablespoons self raising flour (very heaped spoonfuls)
    • 150g margarine or butter
    • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
    • 1 large egg mixed in a cup with milk, around 3/4 of a cup of milk
    • 4-5 apples (Bramley cooking apples are best)
    • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6.
    2. First put flour, sugar and butter into a large bowl. Rub the mix until it looks like breadcrumbs. Make a hole in the mix, add the egg and milk.
    3. Very important bit - cut the mix with a knife and keep going with it until it forms a dough. Add a little more milk if you need to.
    4. Knead the dough for a couple of minutes. Cut it in half, pop one half to one side. Knead the first half again, roll it out with a rolling pin. Dust a dinner plate with some flour first then pop your rolled out dough onto the plate and trim the edge. Put to one side, knead and roll out the second half as this will be your top.
    5. Peel your apples, chop them up into fairly large chunks and be careful not to get any skin, seeds or core in it. Pop into a medium pot, add 4 tablespoons of granulated sugar and a little bit water, maybe half a cup, and strew the apples. Takes a high heat and stirring constantly until they are stewed.
    6. Put the stewed apple onto your prepared plate then put your rolled out second half of dough on top and trim around the edge to take the excess dough away. Pop 4 slit holes in the top with a knife in the middle on the top of the pie. Seal the edges with a fork. This is less sticky if you dip your fork into some flour in between otherwise the dough will stick a lot to the fork.
    7. Sprinkle sugar on the top, be liberal, i am lol. Pop in the oven, middle shelf, takes around 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
    8. Best served hot with ice cream. Enjoy! Hope you like it.

    Other ideas

    You can use the same mix to make scones too.

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    nice I added raisins and 1 teaspoon of cinamon to the stewing apples very nice  -  04 Sep 2012


    Lovely recipe, pastry deliciously light and no chilling, resting, blind baking or "soggy bottom". Reminded me of the way my Mum baked an apple pie - on a plate. Just one point, I found there was too much extra liquid, so add the milk & egg slowly. Still 5 stars!!!  -  24 Sep 2013


    I made the pastry vegan, but followed the rest as per recipe. Added a generous amount of cinnamon. It was just the right amount of sweetness to compliment the apples. Nice!!!!  -  30 Nov 2015