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Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Apple Pie

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Do you know something...I've never made an apple pie!

I could have sworn I had -in fact more than once, but it would seem not. After racking my brain, multiple conversations and looking through old foodie (pre-blog) pictures it appears it's not something I've ever made! Crumble, apple cakes and cupcakes, mini apple pastry things, but no apple pie...until now!

We've had such a fantastic crop of apples this year that I really wanted to give it a go, and after reading through recipe after recipe online, I decided to go with one from Mary Berry. It's a basic traditional recipe so I added a few changes as I went, you can find the recipe I used here -and my changes below.

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- first of all, a confession! I used store bought pastry, to be honest I always do...it's just easier.

- the recipe says to use cornflour in the pie filling, I didn't have any corn flour left so I just used normal plain flour it seemed to work fine.

- it doesn't call for any spices, but I love cinnamon and all spice with apples so I added 1 teaspoon of cinnamon and 1/4 teaspoon of all spice...it tasted just how I like it.

- the recipe simply says "sugar", I assumed this meant caster sugar but I used some demerara I had open in the cupboard. It doesn't give quite the same finish on the top of the pie, but tastes great with the apples.

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It's such a great recipe, we had a slice each while it was still warm from the over with cold ice-cream...yum! I also had some left over pastry so made a few leaves and a little plait just for decoration. I will most definitely be making more with our bumper crop of tasty apples before the season over.

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  1. Oh my gosh, yum!! This looks incredible! Good call adding cinnamon - apples & cinnamon are the perfect combo. I love the way you styled the photos as well - so gorgeous.

    Alison - http://alisonpate.blogspot.com

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