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Traditional Apple Pie

ingredients

serves 6
675 g (1 1/2 lb) cooking (tart) apples
1/2 cup (100 g) 4 oz sugar
6 cloves
caster sugar (superfine granulated) for dredging

short crust pastry

3 1/2 cups (350 g) 12 oz plain flour (All purpose)
4 ml (3/4 tsp) salt
3/4 cup 170 g (6 oz) margarine (or half butter, half lard)
flour for rolling out

method

1. Set the oven at 200°c (400°f) gas 6.

2. To make the pastry, sift the flour and salt into a bowl, then rub in the margarine until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add enough cold water to make a stiff dough. Press the dough together with your fingertips.

3. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface and use just over half to line a 750 ml (1 1/4 pint) pie dish.

4. Peel, core and slice the apples. Place half in the pastry lined dish, then add the sugar and cloves.

5. Pile the remaining apples on top, cover with the remaining pastry and seal the edges.

6. Brush the pastry with cold water and dredge with caster sugar.

7. Bake for 20 minutes, then lower the even temperature to 180°c (350°f) gas 4 and bake for 20 minutes more.

8. The pastry should be golden brown. Dredge with more caster sugar and serve hot or cold.

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