Challenging Arts & Crafts

apple pie and five o´clock tea

This is always a favorite at home, Apple Pie... quickly baked yesterday for our afternoon tea... this time, I added a dose of plum marmalade..

Apple Pie

Preheat oven at 180°C / ca. 350°F

Ingredients - Pie fillings:

1.5 kg apples

100 g sugar

50 g brown sugar

1 tsp grated lemon peel

1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg

1/2 cup raisins

1 cup chopped almonds

6 Tablespoons plum marmalade

1 egg yolk to coat the grid topping

Cooking apple fillings:

Peel the apples and remove the seeds, slice into small pieces, slow-cook in a casserole adding all ingredients until apples become medium soft (about 10 minutes) and liquid has evaporated. If more liquid comes out from apple cooking, remove excess liquid or drain the cooked apple, set aside and let it cool down.

Preparing the crust:


Combine below ingredients in a bowl, knead into a smooth dough, form into a ball then cover with plastic foil and refrigerate for about 30 minutes:

500 g all purpose Flour

30 g Sugar,

a pinch of salt,

200 g Butter, 

cut into cubes

1 Tbsp table vinegar

10 Tbsp cold water


Roll- out the dough on a floured surface using a rolling pin. Use dough to line the pie form carefully pressing all the inner sides to shape the crust. Run the rolling pin over the pie form to remove excess pastry . Keep excess dough material as grid to decorate the pie top later.


Fill crust with the cooked apple mixture and arrange strips of dough to cover pie in grid form. For a golden brown appearance, brush the grid with egg yolk. Bake the pie for about an hour in the preheated oven.

Serve arm or cold with whipped cream ( optional).

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