About this recipe: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.
675g (approx 4) Bramley apples
75-100g soft brown sugar
grated rind and juice of 1 orange or lemon
1 tablespoon plain flour
175g prepared shortcrust pastry
1-2 teaspoons caster sugar
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:45min › Ready in:1hr5min
Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas Mark 6.
Peel and core the apples and then cut into thick slices and reserve.
Mix together the brown sugar, grated orange rind, cloves and flour.
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.
Pour the orange juice over.
Cut the butter into small pieces and dot over the apples.
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.
Brush pastry with a little water and sprinkle with the caster sugar.
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.
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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