This is how to make the old english apple pie, you will need:
For the pastry:
240 g (8 ½ oz) plain flour
60 g (2 oz) caster sugar
150 g (5 oz) butter
For the filling:
30 g (1 oz) butter
480 g (lib) peeled and chopped cooking apples
115 g (4 oz) caster sugar
½ tsp fresh grated nutmeg
1 pinch of cinnamon
How To Make Old English Apple Pie
To make the pastry:
- In a large bowl, combine the flour and caster sugar using your fingertips.
- Gently rub in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
- Make a well in the centre and break in the egg. Mix carefully to produce a firm but slightly crumbly pastry.
- Cover with cling film and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
To make the filling:
- In a saucepan melt the butter and then add the chopped apple.
- Cook on a low heat under a tight-fitting lid, stir occasionally and cook until soft. Add the sugar; then the nutmeg and cinnamon to taste. Cover and allow to cool completely
- When the pastry is rested, divide into two pieces. Cover a buttered, heatproof 20 cm (8 in.) pie dish with one half of the pastry rolled thinly
- Press gently into the base and sides and trim off any overlapping edges.
- Prick the pastry base with a fork to prevent it rising. Add the cooked, cooled apple to the center of the dish and smooth out to the edges.
- Roll out the remaining pastry, dampen the edges of the pie with a little water; then lay the pastry over and trim the edges. Decorate the pastry by pinching the edges between your Finger and thumb and make a steam hole in the center. Bake at 190°C / 360°F / gas mark 5 until the pastry is crisp and golden - approximately 25-30 minutes.