Homemade Apple Pie!!

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My dad had asked me to make him an apple pie. Being the good daughter that i am i attempted to make one. Ive never made one before so i was glad when it turned out okay. I know it doesnt look anything special but it is homemade (accept the pastry, that was a mix) Shhhhh!! If you have spare time on your hands or are good at making pastry you could always make your own.
I thought i would share the recipe with you and you too could make it for a loved one or even treat yourself. 

For the filling

  • 1kg Bramley apples
  • 140g golden caster sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp flour
For the pastry(if you want to make it from scratch)
  • 225g butter (room temp)
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 350g plain flour
  1. Put a layer of kitchen roll on a large baking sheet, then peel, quarter, core and slice the apples to about 5mm thick. Lay evenly on the baking sheet. Put kitchen roll on top and set aside for later.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl. Break in 1 egg and 1 egg yolk (keep the white for later)Mix together for just under a minute, it will look a bit like scrambled egg. Now add the flour a third at a time until it starts to clump together, then use your hands to gather it and work into a ball. Wrap in cling film. Chill for 45 minutes. Mix together the sugar, cinnamon and flour for the filling in a large bowl that will hold the apples also.
  3. Heat the oven to 190C fan/ 170C gas 5. Once pastry is chilled lightly beat the egg white with a fork. Cut off a third of the pastry and put to one side while you role out the other 2 thirds. Line the pastry in a 20cm round and 4cm deep pie tin, leaving a slight overhang. Roll the remaining third to make the lid. Pat the apples dry with nthe kitchen roll and add to sugar mix. Give a quick mix with your hands and then pile into your pie tin.
  4. Brush a little water around the pastry rim. Apply the lid and press the edges together. Trim edges with a knife. Make 5 little slashes on the lid to let steam escape. Brush egg white on top and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 40-45mins until golden brown. Leave and sit for 5-10mins then sprinkle more sugar on top ready for serving.
I would love to see if you tried making this.