Farm Style Apple Pie

Simple is Good

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250g all purpose cake flour
4 tsp icing sugar
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
170g Stork Baking Margarine, cut into small blocks
3/4 cup cold water
2 egg yolks, lightly beaten


1.2 kg Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg

Step by step method

  1. Pastry

  2. Preheat oven to 180ºC.
  3. In a mixing bowl with paddle attachment, mix the flour, sugar, salt and baking powder.
  4. Add the margarine and mix until mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  5. Mix the cold water and egg yolks together.
  6. Mix the wet with the dry ingredients until a dough forms.
  7. If too wet, add some flour and if too dry, add some water.
  8. Divide the dough into 2 halves. Wrap and allow to rest for 20 minutes.
  9. Roll one half of the dough out on a floured surface and cut to fit baking dish.
  10. Filling

  11. Boil the apples until soft, strain off water and cool.
  12. Mix cooked apples with sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  13. Pour the mix into the baking pan, lined with the pastry.
  14. Roll out the other half of the pastry to fit the pan. Crimp the edges together to seal the pie.
  15. Cut a few slits in the pie lid to let any steam out during baking.
  16. Brush with milk and sprinkle with brown sugar.
  17. Bake in oven for roughly 45 minutes until pie is golden brown.