Apple strudel pie

    1 hour 5 min

    Comforting and cosy, a homemade apple strudel with the perfect balance of sweet and tart, is perfect for dessert any night of the week!


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    Ingredients
    Makes: 1 pie

    • 450g apples, peeled and cored
    • 75g sugar
    • 1/2 lemon, zested
    • splash of water
    • 75g flour
    • 75g cornflour
    • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
    • pinch of salt
    • 75g butter
    • 60g caster sugar
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 100g plain biscuit crumbs
    • 1 tablespoon currants
    • 1 tablespoon sultanas

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:45min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Lightly grease a 20cm pie tin.
    2. Stew the apples with 75g sugar and lemon zest in a little water until it becomes a pulp, about 15 minutes; set aside.
    3. Sieve the flour, cornflour, mixed spice and salt into a bowl. Rub in butter until it resembles breadcrumbs; stir in 60g sugar. Bind with egg yolk and roll out into a thin dough. Line the prepared tart tin with half the pastry.
    4. Sprinkle half the biscuit crumbs on the bottom of the tart. Place a layer of apple, then currants, another of apple, then sultanas. Finish with apples and the remaining crumbs. Cover with pastry and cut a few steam vents into the centre of the tart.
    5. Bake in the preheated oven until bubbly and golden, about 30 minutes.

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