Easy Apple Pie Recipe

Deep-dish apple pie

  • serves 6
  • Easy

An American-style pie with a crisp sugar-crust. Serve got with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. Easy to make, this is sure to be a new family favourite

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Ingredients

  • ground cinnamon 1 tsp
  • demerara sugar 3 tbsp, plus a sprinkle for the top
  • cornflour 1 tbsp
  • Granny Smith apples 4, cored and sliced
  • butter 25g, cubed
  • egg 1, beaten to glaze
  • vanilla ice cream to serve
  • plain flour 250g
  • butter 125g, chilled and cubed
  • icing sugar 2 tbsp
  • ice cold water 6-7 tbsp

Method

  • Step 1

    To make the pastry put the flour and butter in a bowl. Use your fingers to rub the two together. Stop when you have a mix of breadcrumb-sized and pea-sized lumps of butter (this will give you a flakier pastry). Stir in the icing sugar and a pinch of salt. Add the iced water spoon by spoon, mixing with a butter knife as you add until it clumps together into a dough. Wrap in clingfilm and rest for 30 minutes in the fridge.

  • Step 2

    Heat the oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5. Cut the pastry into 2, making one piece slightly bigger. Roll out the larger piece and use to line a 20cm x 3½ cm deep metal pie tin.

  • Step 3

    Mix the cinnamon, demerara sugar and cornflour together well. Put the apple slices in a bowl and toss with the cornflour mix. Pile into the lined tin then dot with butter.

  • Step 4

    Roll out the rest of the pastry to make a lid. Cover, trim and crimp together the edges. Make a steam hole in the middle (decorate the top with the off-cuts if you like). Glaze the top of the pie with egg, chill for 15 minutes then glaze again (this will give you a deep golden crust). Sprinkle the surface of the pastry with more demerara then cook for 40 minutes until crisp and golden. Serve with a scoop of ice cream.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 443
  • Fat 22g
  • Saturates 13.4g
  • Carbs 54.3g
  • Sugars 20.2g
  • Fibre 2.5g
  • Protein 5.6g
  • Salt 0.5g
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