Apple Pie with Almond Pastry Recipe

Apple Pie with Almond Pastry Recipes

Ingredients :

1.5lb apples, peeled, cored and sliced

2 tsp lemon juice

4 oz caster sugar

little milk, for glazing

clotted cream, to serve

6 oz plain flour

2 rounded tbsp ground almonds

4 oz butter

1 oz icing sugar, sifted

1 egg yolk

2 tbsp cold water

Method :
  1. First make the pasty, put the flour and almonds into a basin, then add the butter.

  2. Cut into small pieces and rub into the flour with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

  3. Add the sifted icing sugar, mix thoroughly and make a well in the centre.

  4. Mix together the egg yolk and water and pour into the well.

  5. Mix to a rough dough in the basin with a fork.

  6. Turn on to a lightly floured surface and knead gently until the dough is quite smooth.

  7. Roll into a ball and chill for at least 30 minutes before using.

  8. Divide the pastry in half, roll out the first half and use to line a greased 8inch shallow pie plate.

  9. Fill the pie with the apples, lemon juice and the sugar.

  10. Moisten the edges, roll out the second piece of pastry and lay on top, pressing down the edges with finger and thumb.

  11. Make a small slit in the middle to let the air out, or prick lightly all over the top, and brush with a little milk.

  12. Bake in the centre of a preheated oven, 400F Gas Mark 6, 20 minute, then reduce the oven temperature to 325F, Gas Mark 3 and bake for a further 15-20 minutes.

  13. Serve warm with clotted cream.

Servings 4-5

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