My dad loves apple pie and custard, so for Father’s Day I just had to make him his favourite! I remember back in school in cooking class, apple pie was always one dish they’d make! Really took me back but I added a secret ingredient.. maple syrup! Yum!
Mood: in need of a comforting and warm treat! Taking you back…wayyy back…
OK, so here’s where it’s time to make a decision – do you want to make the pastry or buy some ready-roll pastry?
IF you decide you want to make the pastry you will need plain flour, butter and water… here’s how: Add 225g plain flour to 100g diced butter and rub in with your fingertips until the mixture is like crumbe! Then add 3 tbsp of water knead into a dough.
– Shortcrust pastry (ready roll or your own homemade – see above)
– 4 cooking apples
– 4tbsp sugar (and a bit extra for sprinkling!)
– 1tbsp maple syrup
– 1tsp lemon juice
– 1 beaten egg
1. Roll out your pastry on a floured surface
2. Cut around your pie dish and place your pie base into the dish.
3. You’ll need to blind bake your base, prick the surface lightly, add parchment paper and add baking beans or lentils.
4. Blind bake for 15 minutes at 180c
5. Prepare your apple filling. Peel and cut your apples.
6. Place in a pan – here you might want to add cinnamon or nutmeg for extra flavour! Add the lemon juice and sugar mix well
7. Place on a medium heat, stirring often, bring to boil and then lower the heat and cover, stirring every few minutes.
8. Remove from the heat… time to add my special ingredient.. the maple syrup! Mix well. P.s.- I took the apple mixutre out of the pan and put it back in a bowl to allow it to cool
9. Allow the apple mix to cool, as your pastry cools
9. Once cool, add your mixture to your pie crust
10. Cut your lid out of your shortcrust pastry dough.
11. Cover the pie, add a hole or two in the lid. Pinch the edges to close.
12. Use your egg mix to glaze the pie and sprinkle with sugar
13. Bake in the oven for 20-25minutes
Serve with custard… yum!
Enjoy – Raj xo