How To Make Apple Of Your Eye Pie…

Recipe and image courtesy of Beautiful Country Beautiful Fruit

How To Make Apple Of Your Eye Pie: Sunday Treats

How To Make Apple Of Your Eye Pie: Sunday Treats. Hello friends. So do you love apple pie? They always remind me of my Grandma because she was always baking them.

The definitive recipe for the perfect apple pie – also just like mum used to make – with scrumptious South African Golden Delicious and Granny Smith apples for a fabulous flavour combo!

How To Make Apple Of Your Eye Pie:

Preparation: 30 minutes

Cooking: 30 minutes

Serves: 6

Ingredients:

For The Pastry:

350g plain white flour

Pinch of salt

2tbsp icing sugar

175g chilled butter, cut into pieces

2tbsp beaten egg (reserve the remainder)

4tbsp chilled water

For The Filling:

3 South African Granny Smith apples

2 South African Golden Delicious apples

2tbsp lemon juice

120g caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling

How To Make Apple Of Your Eye Pie:

1.) Firstly, sift the flour, salt and icing sugar into a large mixing bowl. Rub in the chilled butter until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs. Add the egg and water to the mixture, stirring them in with a round-bladed knife. Draw the dough into a ball and knead lightly for a few moments on a lightly floured work surface. Wrap and chill for 15 minutes.

2.) Roll out half the dough on a lightly floured surface and use to line a metal 20cm deep pie dish. Roll out the rest to form the lid, cutting 2-3 slits in the pastry to allow steam to escape.

3.) Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan oven 180°C, Gas Mark 6 and preheat a metal baking sheet. Peel, core and thinly slice the apples. Toss them in the lemon juice, then layer them into the pie dish, sprinkling them with the caster sugar as you go. Make sure that the top layer is apple, not sugar – or this could make the pastry lid soggy.

4.) Dampen the pastry rim with a little water, then position the lid on top. Press the edges together to seal, then use your fingertips to crimp them together. Cut out leaves from the pastry trimmings and place on the pie. Brush the pie with the reserved beaten egg.

5.) Last but not least, transfer the pie to the oven, baking it on the preheated baking sheet. After 10 minutes reduce the temperature to 180°C, Fan Oven 160°C, Gas Mark 4 and bake for a further 20 minutes. Serve, sprinkled with caster sugar.

Cook’s Tips:

Cooking the pie in a metal pie dish on a preheated baking sheet ensures good heat transfer, making sure that the pastry base cooks properly.

How To Make Apple of Your Eye Pie

So what do you think? Do you fancy trying this Apple Pie recipe?

Also an updated post from 25th March 2017. First published here then.

How To Make Apple Of Your Eye Pie. Recipe and image courtesy of Beautiful Country Beautiful Fruit.

How To Make Apple Of Your Eye Pie

Beautiful Country Beautiful Fruit.
The definitive recipe for the perfect apple pie – also just like mum used to make – with scrumptious South African Golden Delicious and Granny Smith apples for a fabulous flavour combo!
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine British, South Africa
Servings 6

Equipment

  • Large mixing bowl
  • Rolling Pin
  • Metal 20cm deep pie dish

Ingredients
  

  • 350g plain white flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2tbsp icing sugar
  • 175g chilled butter, cut into pieces
  • 2tbsp beaten egg (reserve the remainder)
  • 4tbsp chilled water
  • 3 South African Granny Smith apples
  • 2 South African Golden Delicious apples
  • 2tbsp lemon juice
  • 120g caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling

Instructions
 

  • Firstly, sift the flour, salt and icing sugar into a large mixing bowl. Rub in the chilled butter until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs. Add the egg and water to the mixture, stirring them in with a round-bladed knife. Draw the dough into a ball and knead lightly for a few moments on a lightly floured work surface. Wrap and chill for 15 minutes.
  • Roll out half the dough on a lightly floured surface and use to line a metal 20cm deep pie dish. Roll out the rest to form the lid, cutting 2-3 slits in the pastry to allow steam to escape.
  • Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan oven 180°C, Gas Mark 6 and preheat a metal baking sheet. Peel, core and thinly slice the apples. Toss them in the lemon juice, then layer them into the pie dish, sprinkling them with the caster sugar as you go. Make sure that the top layer is apple, not sugar – or this could make the pastry lid soggy.
  • Dampen the pastry rim with a little water, then position the lid on top. Press the edges together to seal, then use your fingertips to crimp them together. Cut out leaves from the pastry trimmings and place on the pie. Brush the pie with the reserved beaten egg.
  • Last but not least, transfer the pie to the oven, baking it on the preheated baking sheet. After 10 minutes reduce the temperature to 180°C, Fan Oven 160°C, Gas Mark 4 and bake for a further 20 minutes. Serve, sprinkled with caster sugar.

Notes

Cook’s Tips:

Cooking the pie in a metal pie dish on a preheated baking sheet ensures good heat transfer, making sure that the pastry base cooks properly.
Keyword Baking, Pie

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6 Comments

  1. 18th January 2021 / 10:16 am

    Yum! Yum! There is nothing better than apple pie and custard. This sounds delicious. I could just eat a slice now x

    • 19th January 2021 / 1:40 pm

      I love apple pie and custard too 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Kim.

  2. 18th January 2021 / 11:46 am

    Apple pie is my favorite. Beautiful crust in your photo! #MMBC

  3. 20th January 2021 / 10:26 am

    I’ve never actually made apple pie, but this looks pretty straightforward and sounds very delicious!

    • 30th January 2021 / 12:12 pm

      Thanks, Sally 🙂 Love apple pie, here.

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