A classic sweet for you and your family to enjoy on an autumnal afternoon, this bramley apple pie is a delicious treat that is also extremely easy to make!
October 20th to October 26th is Bramley Apple Week! So to celebrate, we give you one of the most popular uses of Bramley apples. This fantastic Bramley Apple Pie can be prepared and cooked in under an hour, and you can serve it with your choice of cream, custard and ice cream. This is a classic British dessert that will never get old!
For the Filling
- 675g of Bramley Apples
- 75 to 100g of brown sugar
- Grated zest and juice of one orange
- 1 teaspoon of mixed spice
- 1 tbsp of white flour
- 25g butter
For the Pastry
- 175g prepared shortcrust pastry
- 1 to 2 tsp of caster sugar
Step 1- Preheat your oven to 200 degrees celcius/400 degrees Fahrenheit/Gask mark 6.
Step 2-Peel and core the apples and set them to one side. Mix the flour, brown sugar orange zest and mixed spice together.
Step 3-Take about one third of the apples and place them in a pie dish. Sprinkle around half of the flour, brown sugar, orange zest and mixed spice mixture over the apples, before adding about half of the remaining apples and mixture on top again. Then neatly arrange any of the remaining apples on top and pour the orange juice on.
Step 4-Cut the butter in the pieces and place evenly among the apples.
Step 5- Take the shortcrust pastry and roll it out until it is about 4cm longer than the pie dish you are using. Cut a 1.25cm strip of pastry, wet the edges of the pie dish and stick the 1.25cm strip of pastry around the edge of the dish.
Step 6- Wet the pastry edge and place the main piece of pastry over the top of the pie dish. It is important to ensure that the edges of the pastry and pressed firmly together.
Step 7- Before placing in the oven, brush the pastry with water and sprinkle the caster sugar over it. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes at 200 degrees celcius/400 degrees Fahrenheit/Gas Mark 6 before reducing the temperature to 180 celcius/350 fahrenheit/gas mark 4 to cook for a further 30 minutes until the pastry turns a delicious golden brown colour.
Step 8-We love our apple pie with custard, but it is equally as delicious served with cream or ice cream. Enjoy!
Source: Bramley Apples
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