Bramley apple pie

    1 hour 5 min

    For many, traditional apple pie is the ultimate Bramley dish, and this quick and easy version is as simple as could be. Bramley’s unique taste and 'melt in the mouth' texture make it the cook’s choice, especially for pies and crumbles.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 675g (approx 4) Bramley apples
    • 75-100g soft brown sugar
    • grated rind and juice of 1 orange or lemon
    • 6 cloves
    • 1 tablespoon plain flour
    • 25g butter
    • 175g prepared shortcrust pastry
    • 1-2 teaspoons caster sugar

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

    1. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas Mark 6.
    2. Peel and core the apples and then cut into thick slices and reserve.
    3. Mix together the brown sugar, grated orange rind, cloves and flour.
    4. Place a third of the apple slices in the base of a 1.2 litre deep pie dish and sprinkle with half the sugar mixture. Cover with half the remaining apples and sugar then arrange the rest of the apples on top.
    5. Pour the orange juice over.
    6. Cut the butter into small pieces and dot over the apples.
    7. Roll the pasty out to an oblong on a lightly floured surface about 4cm larger than the pie dish. Cut out a 1.25cm strip. Dampen edges of pie dish with a little water then place the thin strip on the pie dish edge. Dampen the pastry edge then place the pastry lid in position. Press the edges firmly together and using the back of a knife flake the edges together. If liked, any pastry trimming can be used to decorate the top.
    8. Brush pastry with a little water and sprinkle with the caster sugar.
    9. Bake in a preheated oven for 15 minutes then reduce oven temperature to 180 C / Gas Mark 4 and continue to cook for 30 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown.
    10. If liked the pie can be sprinkled with a little more sugar after baking. Serve with Lancashire cheese, cream, custard or ice cream.

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    Really easy and very tasty. Will definitely make again  -  30 May 2010


    Dear Allrecipes, PLEASE (let people) put hyperlinks in recipes, so that we don't have to go hunting through the site for e.g. a shortcrust pastry recipe (as per this pie recipe). It should be easy to do, and would make the site a lot more user-friendly. Thanks!  -  27 Jun 2013


    Excellent taste and texture. Husband loved it.  -  20 Apr 2016