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Easy Apple Pie

This Easy Apple Pie recipe is the ultimate family dessert! I've included a few shortcuts for making this recipe and both regular and Thermomix instructions are included.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Resting Time for Pastry Dough30 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian, Modern
Keyword: Dessert, Family Recipes, Puddings
Servings: 8 people
Calories:
Author: Lauren Matheson

Equipment

  • 22cm Pie Tin

Ingredients

For the Pastry

Alternatively, you can also use 2 sheets of Woolworths Shortcrust Pastry.

    Pie Filling

    Alternatively you can make your own pie filling with:

    • 8 Granny Smith Apples peeled and cored
    • 2 teaspoon lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoon water
    • ¼ cup brown sugar
    • ¼ cup caster sugar

    Instructions

    To Make the Pastry - Conventional Method

    • Place the chopped butter, flour and caster sugar into a large bowl. Use your fingertips to rub the butter into the flour/sugar until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
    • Add 3 - 4 tablespoons of water and use a butter knife to mix the dough until it starts clumping together.
    • Transfer the dough to a surface dusted with flour and knead until it forms a smooth dough.
    • Place into the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes.
    • In the meantime, prepare your apple mixture by transferring the Woolworths Apple Slices Pie Fruit into a large bowl.
    • Add the cinnamon, mixed spice and flour and gently fold through to combine.
    • If you are making your own apple mixture, peel and core your apples before chopping them into ⅛ths.
    • Place them into a medium saucepan along with the lemon juice, water, sugars, cinnamon, mixed spice and flour and cook over a medium heat for 5 - 7 minutes or until the apples just give when sliced with a knife. Set aside to cool.
    • Preheat your oven to 200 degrees celsius (fan forced) and lightly grease a 24 cm pie dish and set aside until needed.
    • Remove the pastry dough from the fridge and roll out until it’s approximately 3 mm thick and large enough to cover your pie dish.
    • Carefully transfer to the pie dish and trim the excess dough.
    • Drain the excess fluid from the apple mixture and place inside the pastry.
    • Slice a sheet of Woolworths Puff Pastry into strips and then place on top of the apple mixture in a criss cross pattern.
    • Brush the lightly beaten egg over the top of the pie and sprinkle over the caster sugar.
    • Place into your preheated oven to bake for 35 - 45 minutes or until the pastry is golden.

    Thermomix Instructions

    • To prepare pastry, place the flour, butter and caster sugar into your Thermomix bowl and mix for 10 seconds, speed 7 to combine.
    • Select the kneading function and mix for 3 minutes.
    • Wrap the dough and place into the fridge for at least 30 minutes to chill.

    If making your own apple mixture

    • Place the apple slices into the Varoma dish.
    • Fill the Thermomix bowl with 500 grams of water and cook for 15 minutes, Speed 2, Varoma temperature.
    • Sprinkle over the sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon and mix to combine - alternatively, follow the instructions from step 5 from the conventional cooking method.
    • Preheat your oven to 200 degrees celsius (fan forced) and lightly grease a 24 cm pie dish and set aside until needed.
    • Take the pastry out of the fridge and on a lightly floured bench, roll it out until approximately 3mm thick or large enough to cover the base and sides of your pie dish.
    • Place the pastry over the pie dish and press down so that it covers the base and sides.
    • Drain any excess liquid from the apple mixture and add to the pie dish and spread out evenly.
    • Slice a sheet of Woolworths Puff Pastry into strips and then place on top of the apple mixture in a criss cross pattern.
    • Brush the lightly beaten egg over the top of the pie and sprinkle over the caster sugar.
    • Place into your preheated oven to bake for 35 - 45 minutes or until the pastry is golden.

    Notes

    • You can also use store bought shortcrust pastry for the base of the pie.
    • Also, you can make your own pie apple mixture, please see the recipe below.
    • This pie can be prepared several hours in advance and then stored (covered) in the fridge until ready to be baked.
    • You can freeze the baked pie.