Apple pie. These words are enough to bring a smile to my face. This is my grandma's recipe and once you try it, there is no going back. The buttery, crumbly crust along with soft cinnamon-y apples is simply to die for!
For the crust:
- 200 g flour
- 25 g sugar
- 100 g butter
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
For the filling:
- 500 g apples (cored and diced)
- 75 g sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- Sieve the flour, baking powder and sugar.
- Rub the butter into the flour mixture until it looks like breadcrumbs.
- Add 1-2 tablespoons of cold water and bring together. Do not over knead.
- Cover in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
- Put the diced apples into a saucepan and cover with the sugar. Cook till the apples are soft.
- Cool and add in the cinnamon.
- Roll out the dough into two 1/8" circles. Make one bigger than the other.
- Place the bigger one in the pie dish.
- Coat the bottom with some egg white and add in the apple filling.
- Take the smaller circle and cut out strips. Use these to create a lattice pattern on top of the pie.
- Bake at 180 degrees in a pre-heated oven for 45-50 minutes.