Sunday, July 1, 2012

Deep Dish Apple Pie

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.

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