Around this time of year I use a lot of apples in baking, my parents have apple trees in their garden so there’s always more than enough and we love making apple pies. Snuggling on the sofa in the evening with a big slice of apple pie and custard is perfect and I have had a lot of nights like that recently. This is my mums recipe, it’s how she made it when I was little and how she still makes it today so it’s a family favourite.
For the pastry you will need:
285g plain flour
pinch of salt
For the filling you will need:
4 cooking apples (roughly)
sprinkle of sugar
- Preheat the oven to 200C.
- Sieve the flour into a bowl then add the trex with a pinch of salt. Rub together with your hands until it resembles breadcrumbs.
- Add a little water until the mixture is a solid ball.
- Chill in the fridge for 10 minutes.
- Take out of the fridge and sprinkle the side with flour before rolling out 2/3 of the pastry with a rolling pin, then place into a pastry dish. Place the other 1/3 pastry back into the fridge.
- Slice the apples into a bowl and sprinkle the amount sugar that you like, mix together before adding to the pastry dish.
- With the other 1/3 of pastry remove from the fridge and roll it out then cut into long thick slices.
- Place the long slices of pastry over the top of the pie and bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes.
Now all you have to do is enjoy your apple pie, I personally love mine with custard. It’s a simple recipe but works great every time!