Blogtober day 9 – Apple day and an Easy Apple pie recipe
Updated: Feb 19
Obviously it is October, which not only means it is time for ghouls and Pumpkins, it is also Apple month. We live in an area that has a decent amount of Apple trees, and I know of at least 5 different places that host Apple day. Usually 21st October.
Apple day is a day when you can go and collect windfalls, apples that have fallen, yes they look battered but as long as you cut out the bruised bits,wash them and thoroughly check them for sleeping wasps, they taste devine in all kinds of recipes. Including crumbles, pies,baked apples with sugar and spice sprinkled on them and apple sauce with slow roasted pork.
Easy Apple Pie Recipe
235g plain flour
150g butter or margarine
3/4 large cooking apples
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp of cinnamon
1 tbsp of mixed spice
1 tbsp of Nutmeg
1 egg, beaten
vanilla ice cream
Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. To make the pastry, sift the flour into a large mixing bowl and add the butter. Use your fingers to mix together until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.
Add about 3 tbsp cold water one at a time to bind the mixture into a ball. Wrap it in cling film and leave to chill in the fridge.
Core the apples, then cut into chunks. Put the apples into your dish, drizzle over the honey and add the cinnamon, mixed spice,nutmeg and 3 tbsp water. You can try cooking your apples before you add them but they will more than likely end up soggy and more like an Apple sauce.
Roll out your pastry on a floured work surface until it is large enough to cover the pie dish. Carefully lift the pastry and lay it over the top of the apple mixture. Trim off the excess pastry and press the pastry edges onto the dish to create a seal.
Make a small cut in the pastry so that the air can escape during cooking, then brush with beaten egg to glaze.
Bake the pie in the oven for 25-35 mins until the pastry is golden Serve with Ice cream.
If you really want an easy peasy way to do it then you could just buy some Chunky Apple sauce. We use this for apple palm pies. Super Quick.