British Traditional Apple Pie recipe (Pie)


7 oz flour
some   salt
110 g butter
½ cups water
lb peeled, cored and quartered apple
2 teaspoons lemon juice
½ cups sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
some   milk

Posted by MollyDD on Feb 13, 2011


Place the flour, butter and salt into a large clean bowl. Rub the butter into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs, working as quickly as possible to prevent the dough becoming warm. Add the water to the mixture and using a cold knife stir until the dough binds together, add more cold water a teaspoon at a time if the mixture is too dry. Wrap the dough in Saran wrap/Clingfilm and chill for 30 minutes. The dough can also be made in a food processor by mixing the flour, butter and salt in the bowl of the processor on a pulse setting. When the mixture resembles breadcrumbs, add the water, slowly, through the funnel until the dough comes together in a ball. Wrap in Saran wrap/ Clingfilm and chill as above.
Heat the oven to 425°F.
Simmer the apples with the lemon juice and water in a large pan until soft. Add the sugar and cinnamon to the cooked apples. Remove from the heat and add the butter and leave to cool. Roll out half the pastry and line a 7 inch/13cm pie dish. Put the cooled, cooked apple mixture to the pastry case. Roll out the remaining pastry to make a lid for the pie. Damp the edges of the pastry in the dish with a little cold water, cover with the lid and press the edges firmly together and crimp the edges to decorate. Brush the top of the pie with milk and bake at the top of a hot oven for 20 - 25 minutes. Serve hot or cold with cream, ice cream or custard sauce.

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