Orchard Apple Pie

Written by McDonald, T.  |  Date 4th of September 2023

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.

Notes

  • 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


Ingredients

  • 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

Apparatus

  • Medium sized saucepan
  • Baking tin 
  • Wooden spoon

Method

  1. Peel and cut the apples into thick slices and add them to a medium sized saucepan.
  2. Add the sultans, lemon juice, sugars, clove, cinnamon, and water to the pot.
  3. Bring to the boil and turn down to a simmer for 20 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Using left over pastry, make some apple shapes for the top centre. Poke some holes in the piecrust with a folk.
  7. Brush the top of the pie with vegan milk to help it brown.
  8. Place in the oven on the middle shelf for about 12–15 minutes. 
  9. Allow to cool a little before serving.

Simmer the apples to break them down.

After adding the filling, make and decorate the pie crust.

Results

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.


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