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Traditional Apple Pie   Veg  HT CD  DP  British    60mins

Serve 4     Hot  Cold  Dried Fruit  Vegetarian Dessert  Puddings Britain  Europe



225g/8oz Plain Flour

A pinch of Salt

100g/4oz Margarine

675g/1˝lb Cooking Apples e.g. Bramleys

100g/4oz Brown Sugar

1/2 teasp Ground Cinnamon

1/2 teasp Grated Nutmeg

1/4 teasp Ground cloves

50g/2oz Sultanas

1 Egg Yolk

A little Milk

1 tbsp Caster Sugar




1. Preheat the oven to 400F, 200C, Gas mark 6.


2. Sieve the flour and salt into a bowl and rub in the butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add enough water to make a firm dough.


3. Peel, core and thickly slice the apples into a bowl. Add the brown sugar, spices and sultanas and mix well. Place in a buttered pie dish and sprinkle with 2 tbsp of water.


4. Roll out the pastry and cover the pie dish, trimming any excess pastry off with a knife. Decorate the top with leaves or other shapes made out of the pastry trimmings. Brush with the egg yolk and milk mixture, sprinkle with caster sugar.


5. Cook in the centre of the oven for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 350F, 180C, Gas mark 4 and cook for a further 20 minutes.


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