Hello everyone, welcome to another post.
This week on my blog and channel, I thought I would do a bit of a theme week. This weeks posts and video is all about autumn.
In todays post I thought I would share my favourite autumn treat… Apple Pie.
I love apple pie, its nice and stodgy which is just what you need when the nights get colder. Apples are also in season, so that means they’re cheap! There’s also the added point that apple pie contains fruit. That means you can technically count it as being healthy. I am all about those little workarounsd that means I can get away with having a sneaky treat.
This recipe is adapted from the amazing domestic goddess herself Nigela Lawson, so all credit goes to her.
What You’ll Need.
For the pastry.
2 Cups Plain Flour.
A pinch of salt
5oz iinsalted butter
1 cup iced water.
For the filling.
1/2 cup oft unsalted button.
3 tablespoosn plain flour.
1/2 cup super fine sugar.
1/2 cup soft light brown sugar.
1/2 pinch of salt.
1/4 cup of water.
Cinnamon to taste.
For the glaze
Super fine sugar
1. Heat the oven at 425F, 200C or gas mark 7.
2. Make the pastry. Cut the butter into small cubes. , and refrigerate.
3. Measure the flour and salt into a large bowl, add the butter, then using a pastry cutter to blend until it resembles wet sand. Bring it together using a few tablespoons of ice water until it is almost totally cohesive. Work it together until it becomes a nice dough ball.
4. Cut in half and form each into a disc. Wrap in clingfilm and refrigerate until you need them.
5. Peel, core and quarter the apples, then cut the quarters in half lenghtways and then half them again horizontally, you should have 16 chunks.
6. Cover the apples with clingfilm to prevent browning. Place them in the fridge for later.
7. Melt the butter in a 2 litre saucepan ,stir in the flour to form a paste. Add the sugar, brown sugar, salt and water. Bring it to a bubbly simmer. Reduce the temperature and simmer for 5 minutes, stir a lot.
8. Roll out your pastry and put the bottom crust in your pie dish and fill with apples. You may have to overlap some pieces.
9. Sprinkle over your desired amount of cinnamon, i’m not so keen on this so I only add a little.
10. When the sauce has done, the simmering pan, slowly and evenly pour over the apples.
11. Place the top crust on and seal using water and trim the left over edges with a knife.
12. Cut four steam slots in the top of your pie, so it looks like a cross but don’t cut all the way through.
13. Paint the pie with the mikk and generously sprinkle with sugar.
14. Bake for 15 minutes at 425F, 220C or gas mark 7, then turn down to 330F, 175C or gas mark 4. continue baking for another 35 to 45 minutes.
There you have it, a fantastic autumn treat. The best way to serve this is with piping hot custard, or you could use ice cold double cream. Apple pie is one of my favourite all time desserts but you can’t really eat it in the summer can you.
I hope you enjoyed todays post. If you make this please send me your picture on instagram or twitter, just use the hashtag #LukeSamSowden so I can find and share your picture.
Thankyou very much for reading.
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