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We often resort to flowers, special cards, presents, and lunches dedicated to the most precious female figure in our lives on Mother’s Day. This year, we recommend a heartwarming Apple Pie recipe to give back some of the comfort, love and gratitude the mother figure has always given us. Recipe serves 6-8.

INGREDIENTS:

Pastry

150 g flour
2 tablespoons sugar
100 g butter
1 egg
2 tablespoons water

Filling

4-5 apples, peeled and sliced thinly
Zest of ½ lemon
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons caster sugar
1 tablespoon toasted pine nuts
1 egg, whisked lightly
2 teaspoon extra sugar for sprinkling

METHOD:

  1. Preheat an oven to 180C. Lightly grease a 22 cm pie tin.
  2. Make the pastry. Place flour, sugar and butter in a food processor. Whizz until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the egg and 1 tablespoon water. Whizz to form the dough. If needed add the remaining tablespoon of water.
  3. Roll out ¾ of the dough on a lightly floured cutting board, then line pie tin.
  4. For the filling: place apple, lemon, sugar and pinenuts in a large bowl and toss to combine well.
  5. Layer the apples in the pie shell in a circular shape. Use them all, as they will shrink when they cook. Make a lattice with the remaining pastry and carefully place over the apples. Trim the edges. Brush the top with egg.
  6. Bake for 50 minutes until golden and the apple is softened. Stick a knife in to test. Remove and cool slightly. When cooled, sprinkle the castor sugar over top.
  7. Serve with clotted cream or ice cream.

 

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