Old English Apple Pie Recipe

Old English Apple Pie Recipe - Nothing can change the way how Old English Apple Pie taste in our mouth ever, and it makes me go across the continent to get back there in the great Britain country to taste some more about it. The first time we meet this goddess pie was when our business trip in Birmingham to join the expo of Wedding show to find some recipes to make wedding cake and cookies. When the expo is over, we went to a café nearby the Birmingham Hippodrome while waiting to the time of Ballet performing there to start. That café is a witness of my love with that traditional British apple pie that later we know already made since 16th Century. It was the time when we did choose to go backdoor into their cook room to learn how to make it, instead of seeing famous ballet show in Birmingham that the ticket worth some dimes in our hand. 
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 
1 egg 

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 
old english apple pie recipe

How To Make Old English Apple Pie

To make the pastry: 
  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour and caster sugar using your fingertips. 
  2. Gently rub in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. 
  3. Make a well in the centre and break in the egg. Mix carefully to produce a firm but slightly crumbly pastry. 
  4. Cover with cling film and refrigerate for 20 minutes. 

To make the filling: 
  1. In a saucepan melt the butter and then add the chopped apple. 
  2. 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 
  3. 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 
  4. Press gently into the base and sides and trim off any overlapping edges. 
  5. 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. 
  6. 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. 
This Old English Apple Pie sounds look simple when you look at it, but it is truly kind of difficult and needs some practices to make it really taste like the original classic English one. That is why we go back there this month to stay longer and learn how to do it nicely in detail. We’ll update it for you later about it. If you still got some things stuck in your mind about this recipe, make sure to leave your tweak in comment and we will work something about it and help you solve your vacillation away. 
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