How to make an apple pie

19 November 2009, Comments 0

Here is an apple pie recipe that would be perfect for a thanksgiving treat.

How to make an apple pie

Ingredients:
225g or 8oz of Shortcrust Pie Pastry .
55g or 4oz sultanas
55g or 2oz plump raisins
1 egg white which has been beaten
3 tablespoons of rum or brandy
550g or 1¼ lbs of Cooking apples
2 peeled oranges which have been sliced
The juice of a lemon which has been squeezed
55g or 2oz of dark brown sugar
½ tspn of grated nutmeg
1 tspn of ground cinnamon
40g or 1½ oz flaked almonds
25g or 1oz  butter
1 egg yolk which has been beaten

Method:

Take a 9 inch (22.5 cm) pie dish and wipe the inside surface with butter.Cover an area of work surface with flour and roll out about two thirds of the pastry. When suitable size use it to line the pie dish, trimming off any excess. (Keep any trimmings for decoration).

Prick the base of the pastry case with a fork. Take any remaining pastry as well as the unused pastry, wrap
in Clingfilm and put into the fridge. Cover the pie base and put into the fridge too. Pre Heat the oven to 190’C / 375’F / gas mark 5. In a large bowl, stir together the raisins, sultanas, candied peel and rum together.
Place the pie dish on the baking sheet and bake blind for about 10 minutes.

Remove from the oven and inspect the pie base. It should be a nice light brown colour.
Remove the greaseproof sheet and the beans from the blind baking stage. Brush the base and the sides with beaten egg white and bake in the oven for a further 5 minutes. Then remove. Roll out your remaining pastry to make a pie lid for the pie. Peel, core and then slice the apples into quite thick slices. Take the bowl containing the fruits and rum, add the apple slices and the orange slices. Add the remaining spices (not the almonds) and the sugar and carefully stir trying not to break the fruit up too much. Fry the almonds in butter for a few minutes until golden then
remove.

Fill the pie with the mixed pie filling and level off. Scatter on the top of the pie filling the toasted almonds. Brush the edges of the pastry case with water and put on the lid. Crimp (compress) the edges to make them seal. With any trimmings make decorations in the form of leaves and place on the top of the pie lid. Brush the lid (and decorations) with beaten egg yolk, sprinkle with a little, caster sugar and return to the oven.Bake the pie for about 35 to 40 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown and the fruit is tender.

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Hope you have fun and dont forget these recipes are just a guide you can change ingredients to what you like its all part of cooking so hope your how to make an apple pie turns out great and you enjoy it.

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