Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Apple Lattice Pie Recipe

This is a classic, simple dish, made pretty by the simple expedient of weaving a few strips of pastry together. I like to eat mine hot with ice-cream (but it's equally nice cold).


Apple Pie Recipe
Serves 8

For the pastry:
250g flour
30g caster sugar
125g butter
1 egg yolk
cold water

For the filling:
5 large apples (preferably a cooking variety)
100g sultanas
2tsp cinnamon
50g caster sugar (only necessary for cooking apples)

To finish:
A little milk or water

1tbsp golden granulated sugar

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, and grease a 9in pie dish.
  2. Make the pastry: Mix the flour and caster sugar together, and cut in the butter to form crumbs. Add the egg yolk and a little cold water, and pull together to form a dough. Keep adding cold water, a little at a time, until the pastry sticks together.
  3. Peel and chop the apples. The chunks don't have to be all the same size, but I tend to use cubes up to about an inch squared.
  4. In a large saucepan, heat the apples over a medium heat with the cinnamon, sugar, and sultanas. (No need to add any fat or liquid.) Cook until the apples have softened, and set aside to cool.
  5. Roll two thirds of the pastry into a circle to line the pie dish.
  6. Fill the pie dish with the apple mixture.
  7. Roll the remaining pastry into a rectangle, and cut strips approximately ½in thick. You'll need strips of different lengths - I used four about the diameter of the pie dish and four shorter ones. Longer strips can always be trimmed after you've interleaved them.
  8. Weave a lattice on top of the pie, and fasten down the edges with a little water (after finishing the lattice pattern).
  9. Brush the top of the pastry with a little milk or water, sprinkle granulated sugar over the top, and bake for 40-50 minutes.


Mademoiselle Poirot said...

Mmm, apple pie with cinnamon and vanilla ice cream! Oh, I think I have to make my apple tart this weekend - just right for these dreary January afternoons. Thanks for the inspiration. Happy New Year, I hope 2013 will be great for you xo

Roz P. said...

Nothing can ever replace the perfection of a simple apple pie! Lovely lattice work! Happy New Year Rachel?

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Looks yummy!

Christy Larsen said...

i do love apple pie, especially on a crisp evening. yours looks amazing...the lattice work is perfect! yummy! here is to a new year filled with great food and adventures!

Rachel said...

One of those simple desserts that is hard to better...!

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