A very easy recipe when you just can’t get the knack of making a full pie… I always have a problem of trying to get the top to meld thoroughly with the base.
6 granny smith apples
4oz plain flour
1 oz butter
3oz caster sugar
1 tbsp brown sugar
1tsp cinnamon / mixed sweet spice
- Cut off the top of 4 apples off and discard.
- Remove the inside of each apple with a spoon very carefully, as to not puncture the peel.
- Remove skin from 2 additional apples and slice very thinly. These apple pieces will give you filling needed to fill the four apples you are baking.
- Mix sliced apples with 2oz of the caster sugar and the brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. If you prefer more or less cinnamon and sugar, make adjustments as desired.
- To prepare the pastry, crumb the butter and flour together in a bowl by hand.
- Add the remainder of the caster sugar (1oz).
- Mix in the egg and a little drop of milk to form a dough.
- Roll out and cut into 1/4 inch strips. (You can also add a strip of pastry inside the top of the apple almost like a liner to add a little more texture/sweetness to the pie.)
- Scoop sliced apples into hollow apples.
- Cover the top of the apple in a lattice pattern with pie crust strips.
- Place apples in an 8×8 pan. Add just enough water to the cover the bottom of the pan.
- Cover with foil and bake for 20-25 minutes.
- Remove foil and bake for an additional 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown and sliced apples are soft.