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1/1 Photo of Old Fashioned English Apple Pie With a Kiss and a Squeeze!
In the UK, we have a famous old rhyme and ditty that goes like this...."Apple pie without cheese, is like a kiss without a squeeze"!! This is my traditional English double crust apple pie WITH a kiss that HAS a squeeze - the CHEESE! Don't worry if you are not a cheese lover, (is there anyone out there who is NOT a cheese lover???) as this pie has the cheese on the SIDE - so you can have your apple pie with cheese or without, it's up to you! This is a tried and tested old family recipe and is based on the pastry and pie recipes in the Be-Ro cookbook. It is wonderful eaten hot with cream, custard or ice cream, as well as with the cheese; and it is an absolute must for lunch boxes and picnics! An interesting historical note - English Apple Pie in one form or another, goes right back to the time of Chaucer in the 12th century. Apple pie should have meltingly crisp and VERY short pastry with layers of spiced apples, preferably Bramley apples, in the middle. If you have a pie funnel, such as a black bird pie funnel - use that for a really traditional touch, as well as directing the steam out of the pie! I have a mixed spice mixture posted on zaar, Mixed Spice - Traditional Old Fashioned English Pudding Spice. I also have a spiced apple pie sugar posted, Old English Spiced and Fruited Sugar for Apple Pies Etc!. Replace this for the cup of sugar and the mixed spice listed in this recipe, and omit the lemon rind.
Units: US | Metric
Serving Size: 1 (289 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
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