Apple Pie

Serves: 6




  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar and salt. 
  2. Using your fingers, work the butter.
  3. Add the egg; stir to combine, use hands to bring dough together.
  4. If the dough is dry, add water. 
  5. Shape dough into a ball, wrap in plastic film.
  6. Refrigerate the dough until thoroughly chilled, at least 45 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 425°F. 
  8. Prepare the filling: mix the sugar, ground cinnamon and flour in a large bowl.
  9. Stir in apples.
  10. Cut off a third of the dough and set it aside.
  11. Place the dough in a pie plate. 
  12. Fill with apple mixture.
  13. Top with remaining dough and press the edges together firmly to seal.  
  14. Trim off the excess pastry, pressing edges together to seal. 
  15. Make a few small holes in the centre of the pie with the tip of a knife.
  16. Brush crust with water, and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar.
  17. Cover edges loosely with foil.
  18. Bake for 40 to 50 minutes, removing foil during last 15 minutes of baking. 


  • For the dough:
  • 2 1/2 cups (350g) all-purpose flour 
  • 1/4 cup (50g) sugar 
  • 8 tablespoons (225g) butter 
  • 1 egg 
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • For the filling: 
  • 1 kg apples, sliced and peeled 
  • 2/3 cup (140g) golden caster sugar 
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon