Recipe by Karen Elizabeth
I made this to take to a friends party, and it was so well-received that I thought that I'd post it. Its an old recipe that I saved from a magazine many years ago, Your Family, August 1991. very simple, and fail-proof! I use butter, and brown sugar, personal taste. Granny Smith apples are a tart green cooking apple.
Top Review by Mia in Germany
This was so good! Exactly my thing, apple cake - wise. I used gluten free cake flour mix, and it turned out fabulous. We had company for coffee in the afternoon, and they asked for seconds! Will make this again. Thanks for sharing :)<br/>Made for CQ 2014
- 125 g butter or 125 g margarine, softened
- 250 g flour, sifted
- 10 ml baking powder
- 100 g sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 6 granny smith apples, peeled and cored, and cut into slices
- 4 whole cloves
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 125 ml water
Directions See How It's Made
- Rub butter into sifted dry ingredients.
- Add egg, knead into a soft dough.
- Refrigerate 15 minutes.
- Roll out half the pastry, line base and sides of a 210 mm diameter pie dish. (I use a glass pie dish, and don't actually roll out the pastry, I just press it into the dish).
- Chill remaining pastry for another 10 - 15 minutes.
- (You can put the pie dish in the fridge too.).
- Place all ingredients into a pot, cook over a medium heat for 30 minutes, stirring from time to time, until apples are soft.
- Remove spices, spoon into prepared shell.
- To complete.
- Grate remaining dough over Filling.
- Bake at 180 C, for 25 minutes, or until crust is golden brown.
- Serve warm or cold.