Old fashioned Apple Pie

As everyone knows by now if it contains apples it will be a big hit with my OH.  This was my gran’s apple pie recipe it is one of his favourites and I don´t mind the odd slice now and then. I usually make a large pie, then cut it into quarters, then cut again and freeze – this then keeps well for weeks, probably even months,  as long OH doesn´t know it is in the freezer.

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Ingredients Serves: 8 

1 pack of ready made short crust pastry
125g butter
3 tablespoons plain flour
4 tablespoons water
100g caster sugar
100g dark brown soft sugar
8 apples – peeled, cored and thickly sliced and sprinkled with cinnamon.

Melt the butter in a saucepan. Stir in flour to form a paste. Add water, caster sugar and brown sugar and bring to the boil. Reduce temperature and let simmer until it thickens

Roll out the pastry to line a 9″ pie dish. Fill with apples, mounded slightly as they will fall as they cook. Cover with strips of pastry to form a lattice design. Gently pour the sugar and butter liquid over the pastry.

Bake in a preheated oven of 180C for approx 45 minutes, until apples are soft.

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

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If you want to add shine to your pie, thin 4 tablespoons of golden syrup with hot water, then brush over the top of the pastry. Return the pie to the oven for 2 to 3 minutes to let the glaze dry and set.  Serve with ice cream or custard.

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