The Perfect Recipe for the Season…
If there was ever a recipe that was made for this time of year, it’s the humble apple pie. This bake so perfect for the season and I’m so happy that I managed to squeeze in some autumnal baking for the season.
I love baking, it’s one of my favourite self-care things to do. Just blasting the music and zoning out whilst I create something delicious. And there is truly nothing better than an apple pie to warm you up during the colder months.
With this version of apple pie, it’s very simple with it’s filling. I’ve added brown sugar, hazelnut syrup and cinnamon to add a nutty sweet taste to the apples. My apple of choice is the Granny Smith. They are tart and crunchy, perfect for Autumn.
When it comes to serving this delicious bake, you have to serve it in a gorgeous pie dish. Include custard, cream and ice cream so people can choose their perfect topping when it comes to additions people will want to add to the pie.
Want to see how I got along cooking this recipe? Check out my latest YouTube video for my first cook along webisode.
Traditional Apple Pie
- 1 packet rough pastry
- 4 granny smith apples
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 3 tbsp plain flour
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp vanila extract/ hazelnut syrup
- Pre-heat the oven to 180 C. Peel, core and chop the apples into wedges and place into a bowl. Once completed, add the apple cider vinegar to stop the apples going brown.
- Mix the flour, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Mix to combine. Add the vanilla extract/ hazelnut syrup and mix together. Add the dry ingredients to the apples and mix until combine.
- Lightly spray your pie dish. Add the pastry to the bottom and cut off the excess, trying to keep it as one large piece as possible. Add the filling.
- Using cookie cutters, cut the remaining dough into leaves and place on top till covered. cover in an egg wash and bake in the oven for 40 minutes, until golden on top. Serve with custard, cream or ice cream.