Best apple pie

    Best apple pie


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    About this recipe: Lemon juice gives this pie some added zing!

    Serves: 8 

    • 1 recipe pastry for a 23cm pie
    • 2 tablespoons plain flour
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 9 apples - peeled, cored and sliced
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon butter

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr10min 

    1. Preheat oven to 220 C / Gas 7.
    2. In a large bowl mix together flour, salt and cinnamon. Add apples and lemon juice. Toss until apples are thoroughly coated. Allow to sit for 10 minutes.
    3. Pour apples into pastry-lined pie dish. Dot with butter. Cover with top sheet of pastry. Seal edges and cut steam vents in top pastry.
    4. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 45 minutes, until pastry is golden brown.

    Apple pie tips

    To check the doneness of the pie filling, insert a knife into the centre of the pie. If it meets with little or no resistance, the pie is done.

    If the pie is not quite done but the top or edges are becoming too dark, loosely cover the top of the pie with aluminium foil to shield it from the heat.

    To add shine and sparkle to your apple pie, thin 4 tablespoons of golden syrup with very hot water. When the pie is done, brush the thinned syrup over the top of the pastry. You can add granulated sugar or demerara sugar at this time. Return the pie to the oven for 2 to 3 minutes to let the glaze dry and set.

    Once the pie is done baking, let the pie cool to room temperature before slicing to allow the pie filling to set.

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