The Ultimate Apple Pie

Recipe by Chef Lynnie
READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 8-10
YIELD: 1 pie




  • Pre-heat oven to 230 degrees C and grease a pie dish.
  • In a food processor, process butter and flour until fine breadcrumbs form.
  • Transfer mixture to a large bowl and at salt. With a fork work in the water a tablespoon at a time until the mixture forms a dough and cames away from the sides of the bowl.
  • Leave dough to rest for 20 minutes in a cool place.
  • Meanwhile quarter and slice apples and in a separate bowl mix flour, sugar, cinammon and nutmeg.
  • Take pastry and cut into two unequal pieces. Roll the larger piece out to fill the pie dish.
  • Sprinkle half the spice mixture on the bottom of the pastry and fill the dish up with apples. Piling them high in the middle.
  • Sprinkle the remaining spice mixture over the top and sprinkle with a little lemon juice (optional).
  • Roll out the rest of the pastry and cover the pie pressing down the edges and sealing with a little beaten egg.
  • Glaze the pie with some more of the egg and cut a slit in the top.
  • Bake in the pre-heated oven for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and glaze a second time. Turn oven down to 180 degrees C and return pie to oven.
  • Bake for another 25 minutes glazing a third time if you like.
  • Serve on its own or sith lashings of whipped cream.