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Long Time Favourite - Apple Pie

Long Time Favourite - Apple Pie

This recipe is from the treasured archives and dedicated to Kristie N's Gran
 
Pastry base and top; 
 
2 cups flour
4 oz - 120 grams Margarine or butter
1 tablespoon caster sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 egg2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons milk
 
  • Please note you may not need all liquid so just add gradually 
Mix in a electric mixer or by hand starting by crumbing the flour sugar salt and butter
then mix water, milk and eggs together and add to the mix.
 
Mix the sticky dough and once almost together place it on a floured surface and kneed into a smooth dough, you can roll out and use or rest in fridge, if wanting to use later just make sure it comes back to room temp to minimize cracking. 
Apple Pie - making dough 
  • Don't forget to preheat your oven to 180°c if your going to make straight away
 
To make base and top; Roll to 3 mm thickness and use your pie dish to trace around the shape you need x 2,  always allowing a hang over of approx 2cm as will shrink while  cooking as well it will help you attach your top
Apple Pie - cutting dough
 
Press pastry into your base tray/ tin and par-cook , use fork to prick base and then place baking paper or foil on top of pastry and add weighted beans and blind bake to a very blond. approx 5 mins at 180 degrees
 Apple Pie - Blind Baking Dough
Keep other piece for top so once your blind pastry baked fill with apple filing and 
 
Filling; 
 
5 Apples peeled and cored 
1/2 cup sugar 
20 grams butter
spices;
1/2 vanilla bean scrape black seeds out
2 strips of lemon peel
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
2 tablespoons flour (any can be used)
1/2 Lemon juiced
 Apple Pie - Cutting apples
To make your filling in a small sauce pan on medium heat
add peeled, cored and cut apples into a small pieces
butter and spices.
Apple Pie - Spice mix
Cook till apple starts to soften
Then add flour cook till starts to get sticky and then add lemon juice.
Remove away from heat and allow to cool and the use when you are ready...
 Apple Pie - Filling the pies
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