Bake: easy apple pie

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One of our autumn activities was to go apple picking.

The boys had a wonderful time, and got a little carried away with the picking… Resulting in the purchase of 15lbs of apples!

I have been determined to use all these apples – which are a random selection of varieties, only a couple of which I can recognise by sight :)

I also set myself the challenge of baking with them…

Bake - Easy Apple Pie: super easy and quick homemade apple pie recipe
I do a lot of baking with the kids, but the baking bit is generally just a precursor to having fun with the decorating bit! So, I don’t bake from scratch – I cheat with mixes and ready-made cookie dough!

I decided to make an apple pie at the weekend. As is my way, I googled ‘apple pie recipe’! There were, unsurprisingly, a lot of them! Having a quick read of the top four or five, they were all fairly similar. So, I did what I often do, I took a bit of one recipe, a bit of another and then changed it a little bit!

Now, I have to admit that I used ready-made pastry (I’m not sure I’m up to attempting my own yet!) – but I did say it was an easy apple pie!

You will need:
Two sheets of ready to roll pastry (or insert your own fabulous recipe here!)
5 or 6 medium apples (I’m sure there are varieties that bake better than others, but I just used a mix of what we had!)
1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
1/4 cup (50g) brown sugar
2 tablespoons flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg

Preheat oven to 200C/180C(fan)/400F. Follow the instructions for your pastry, allowing it to reach room temperature for easy rolling. Place one sheet in your pie dish and trim any excess. Peel, core and slice the apples. Add the flour, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg to the sliced apples and mix. Pour the apple filling into the pie. Place the second sheet of pastry over the top, seal the edges, flute (I failed at this!) and slit the top a few times. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until the top is golden.

Easy Apple Pie 1
Easy Apple Pie 2

I will admit that my pie wasn’t the prettiest, but it got a big thumbs up from the men in my life, so we’ll put it down as a success :) And, even if I do say so myself, it really was quite yummy!

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21 thoughts on “Bake: easy apple pie”

  1. Your apple pie looks lovely! It looks much better than mine did with it’s patched together pastry. I should have used shop brought.

    Glad it was yummy and popular with your family.

    X #celebrateautumn

  2. We have apple trees so I was a crumble making maniac! Never thought to make pies as my pastry isn’t great bit I may have to try this. x

  3. Kriss MacDonald

    I’m going to have to pin this as I’m going to make it. I laughed when I read your post as we too picked masses of apples (about 20 lbs!) and I now have no idea which apples are what. And – phew – you suggested store bought pastry.

  4. Looks great to me (and it’s the taste that matters). Agree with the pre-made pastry approach and recently read Mary Berry (I think) said it was fine to use (not that I need a celebrity endorsement to take short cuts!). Working our way through an apple glut too…second day batch apple sauce, only two carrier bagfuls of the devils to go! Haven’t done a pie yet so will revist at the weekend if we have any more!

  5. Your pie looks beautiful, and delicious! It’s on my fall to-do list to try a home made apple pie, and your recipe is perfect for a first-timer. I can’t wait to try it! Thank you.

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