Thursday, 2 June 2011


It is the perfect weather here for baking. One of our home favourites is hot apple pie, fresh out of the oven with a scoop of ice-cream... Delicious, for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Cooked Apple Filling
10 apples
45g unsalted butter
1/2 cup castor sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves

Peel and core apple and cut into chunks.
Place butter and sugar in a large pot over medium-low heat.
When butter has melted add apples and spices, and stir to coat.
Cook apples, stirring occasionally, until softened.

Shortcrust Pastry
1 cup plain flour
1 cup SR flour
150g butter
1 egg
2 tablespoons sugar

Sift flours together into a large mixing bowl.
Rub in softened butter.
Beat egg with sugar and add to flour mixture.
Mix quickly by hand, adding water if necessary to bring pastry together
Knead until smooth.

Grease pie tin. Divide mixture in half. Roll out large enough to cover base and up sides, and place in pie tin.
Place apples in, then top with rolled pastry lid. Place a couple of holes in the pastry.
Cook until golden at 200°C (about 30 minutes).

And the finished result, lasted just long enough to take this picture.

1 comment:

  1. your apple pie looks so lovely and homely Zara (and I mean that in the best possible way!)
    it looks the way an apple pie should look and I really like the tablecloth it's sitting on too.
    My husband loves a.p so I will try your recipe on the weekend. Thanks x


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