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Apple Pie

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Apple Pie

Recipe Ingredients

  • 10 sweetapples (Golden Delicious or a red sweet variety), with skin on
  • 1/2 cup fresh apple or orange juice
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract or paste
  • 2 tbsp raw honey
  • 300g spelt flour
  • 200g cold unsalted butter, diced
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup raw fine sugar (optional)
  • 3 to 4 tbsp cold water
  • 1/2 to 1 cup rolled oats for rolling, plus extra to decorate

Recipe Directions

  1. For the filling, quarter the apples and remove their cores.
  2. Cut each quarter in half and place them in a large pot.
  3. Add the apple or orange juice, and vanilla.
  4. Place on the stove over a low to medium heat.
  5. Cook, stirring every now and again, until the apples start to soften and collapse. This should take about 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from the heat and drain any liquid from the apples if necessary.
  7. Fold through the honey and allow to cool.
  8. To make the crust, combine the spelt flour, butter and sea salt (and sugar, if you are using it) in a mixing bowl.
  9. Rub together gently with your fingertips until your dough looks like coarse breadcrumbs.
  10. Add a little cold water to combine into a dough. Be careful not to overwork the dough, as it will make it tough.
  11. Coat the dough in rolled oats and divide into 2 pieces.
  12. Rest in the fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  13. Roll half the chilled pastry between 2 sheets of greaseproof paper to fit a 20cm pie dish.
  14. Line the pie dish evenly with the rolled pastry.
  15. Spoon in the cooled and drained apple filling.
  16. Roll out the rest of the pastry and gently place over the apple filling.
  17. Seal any edges and cut a cross at the top of the pastry with a sharp knife.
  18. Sprinkle some oats over the pastry for decoration.
  19. Bake in a preheated 180°C oven for 45 minutes or until golden.

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