Grandmas' Apple Pie

Grandmas Apple Pie recipe
Recipe by: Fairy
Average: 3.8 (24 votes)
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Prep:  40 minutes + 40 minutes refrigeration
Cook:  45 minutes
Serves:  8
Apple pie recipe just like Nana used to make. This apple pie recipe has all the traditional ingredients, flavours and spices that make grandma's recipe for apple pie so special.

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Grandmas' Apple Pie
  1. Combine flours and Fairy in a food processor. Process until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add egg yolk, vanilla essence and sufficient water until pastry comes together
  2. Knead dough lightly on a board, pat two thirds into a flat round shape. Wrap in baking paper. Repeat with the remaining one third. Place into the refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill
  3. Pre-heat oven to 200°C
  4. Roll out the larger piece of pastry on a floured board and line a 20cm pie dish
  5. Line with baking paper and fill with baking beans or rice. Rest in refrigerator for another 20 minutes
  6. Blind bake pastry for 10 minutes. Remove the paper and beans or rice
  7. Reduce the temperature down to 180°C. Leave to cool
  1. Melt Fairy in a heavy based pan over a low heat add the remaining filling ingredients. Cover with a lid and cook for 8-10 minutes until the apple has softened. Stir occasionally
  2. Remove from heat and leave to cool
  1. Fill the pie with the cooled apple mixture
  2. Roll out the remaining pastry, place on top of the pie, seal the edges and crimp together
  3. Brush with the egg and sprinkle over sugar. Make 3 vents in the pie top to allow steam to escape
  4. Place in oven and bake for 15 minutes, reduce heat to 150°C and bake for a further 20 minutes or until golden brown
  5. Serve warm with ice cream

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