Big, simple and delicious! Serve plain, with ice cream or cream.
1 packet of puff pastry
8-9 apples, half granny smith and half golden delicious
3/4 cup brown sugar
about 1/2 -3/4 cup raisins
2 teaspoons cinnamon
good pinch allspice
juice of 1 small lemon
Set your oven to 190 deg cel. Spray your pie dish with Spray&Cook. Roll out your pastry and line the bottom of the dish. In a bowl place all your peeled, cubed apple with all the other ingredients and mix well.
Pile high in the dish. Cover the top with the remaining pastry and cut a slit in the centre to let out the steam.
Bake for 45-60 minutes. Take out once golden and crisp. Cool a bit but best served with the little heat still on it.
Optional - Add a tablespoon of butter (just cut it into tiny blobs and place about the apples) and then cover with your pastry top, this makes it a little more rich and toffee-like. Sometimes I cook down 2-3 of the apples so that you have different textures to the apples in the pie. You could also use all tart or sweet apples according to your taste.
I like the look of a high pie. Lovely Sunday fare.