Apple Pie Recipe
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A simple rustic Italian apple pie recipe. I like this one mainly because it is mostly about the apple, without any other overwhelming flavors from other stuff, along with a crunchy crust you can't go wrong. So over all an over a basic practical every day apple pie recipe.
Recipe type: Italian
Cuisine: Desert
Serves: 4
  • 400g Granny Smith Apples
  • 65g Plain Flour
  • 80g Self Raising Flour (substitute plain flour and ½ teaspoon baking powder)
  • 1 egg (LARGE 700g)
  • 4 tablespoons castor sugar, standard sugar is ok but takes longer to dissolve in the egg.
  • 45 mls cold water
  • 30g butter
  • 1 tablespoon of light oil (anything without a strong flavour )
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  1. Heat the Oven to 200 C
  2. Peel and dice the raw apple. Add the apple, 2 tablespoons of sugar and 2 tablespoons of water to a large pot. Cook over a low heat for 5 to 10 minutes until apple starts to go soft. Turn up the heat for a few more minutes until all liquid is reabsorbed by the apple. Place to one side.
  3. Mix egg with sugar until sugar has dissolved. Stir in cold water, melted butter, oil and vanilla extract.
  4. Slowly add in sifted flour and mix until a dough is formed.
  5. Turn out the dough onto a floured surface and gently kneed until smooth.
  6. Divide dough into 4 pieces and roll out into 4 rough circles on a baking tray.
  7. Put a quarter of the cooked apple on each and fold up the sides leaving a centre circle of apple uncovered.
  8. Bake in the oven for 20 minutes.
Recipe by Taste Obsession at