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Apple Pie

Apple Pie

 Prep.Time: 10-15 min
 + 1 Hour Resting Time
 Cook.Time: 30 min
 Difficulty: Easy
 Serves: 6


 Medium Saucepan
 lL/2Pt Ovenproof Dish
 Large Mixing Bowl
 Rolling Pin
 Vegetable Peeler
 Sharp Knife


 200g/8oz Plain Flour
 150g/6oz Butter or Spread
 25g/1oz Caster Sugar
 100ml/4fl oz Cold Water

 For The Filling
 525g/1.5lb Apples
 2 Tbsp Caster Sugar
 1½tsp Cinnamon
 2 Tbsp Cold Water
 Milk & Sugar to Glaze Pastry


Divide butter into 4 portions.
Rub 1 portion of butter into flour and mix in sugar.
Add water a little at a time until you have a pliable dough.
Roll out pastry into a long rectangle.
Using 1 portion of the butter, place blobs of butter over two thirds of the pastry, avoiding the edges.
Fold over the end without butter to cover half of the butter, and then fold over the other end.
Press edges together to seal the butter in.
Give the pastry half a turn and roll out again gently.
Repeat the above until all the butter is used up.
Roll out once more, fold and place in the fridge for 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 230ºC/450ºF/Gas Mark 8.
Peel and core apples.
Chop roughly and put in saucepan with sugar, cinnamon and water.
Cook over a medium heat until softened slightly.
Pour into ovenproof dish and leave to cool.
Remove pastry from fridge and roll out to a little larger than the pie dish.
Cut off a strip about 1cm / ½” wide.
Dampen the top edge of the pie dish and press the strip all around the rim.
Dampen the strip then cover with the pastry, pressing firmly to seal the top.
Brush the top with milk and sprinkle with sugar.
Place in the centre of the oven for 10 minutes.
Reduce heat to 190ºC / 375ºF / Gas Mark 5.
Continue to cook for 20 minutes, until golden brown.
Serve with whipped cream, ice cream or custard.

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