Orchard Apple Pie
I love a great apple pie! This is easy and tasty. So simple to make and so easy to eat. Admittedly, I used the pre made pastry from a superstore because it is vegan relatively cheap and very convenient for me. The apples come from a local orchard, which I stewed with sugar and spices to bring out the flavour. I used dark brown sugar, which gave it a distinct flavour and its dark colour.
- I used ready made pastry, but feel free to make your own.
- You don't have to use brown sugar.
- I used metric cups.
Servings – 8
Time 45 minutes
- Apples x 2 largish cooking apples (about 450 g)
- Sultanas x 50 g
- Brown sugar x 6 tsp
- Cinnamon x 2 tsp
- Clove x 1/4 tsp
- Lemon juice x 1/2 a lemon
- Water x 1/2 cup
- Medium sized saucepan
- Baking tin
- Wooden spoon
- Peel and cut the apples into thick slices and add them to a medium sized saucepan.
- Add the sultans, lemon juice, sugars, clove, cinnamon, and water to the pot.
- Bring to the boil and turn down to a simmer for 20 minutes while stirring occasionally.
- Grease the tin and add enough pastry to cover the bottom and sides. Now blind bake the pastry in a preheated oven at 180C for 7 -8 minutes then remove from the oven.
- Spoon the pie filling into the pie and prepare the top. Ensure the pastry completely covers the top and hangs over a little. With a sharp knife, remove the excess pastry.
- Using left over pastry, make some apple shapes for the top centre. Poke some holes in the piecrust with a folk.
- Brush the top of the pie with vegan milk to help it brown.
- Place in the oven on the middle shelf for about 12–15 minutes.
- Allow to cool a little before serving.
|Simmer the apples to break them down.|
|After adding the filling, make and decorate the pie crust. |
Wonderful apple pie, much like my Nan used to make. It was sweet and with a subtle hint of lemon coming through with the apple.
I hope that you liked this blog and if you do try this recipe, please let me know how you got on and what it turned out like. You can leave a comment in the comments below.