Description

Tart green apples combined with delicate spices make a rich fruit filling for this traditional pie.

Ingredients

  • Melted butter, to grease
  • 190g (1 1/4 cups) plain flour
  • 190g (1 1/4 cups) self-raising flour
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 200g chilled butter, chopped
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 80ml (1/3 cup) iced water
  • 1.5kg Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, quartered, cut into 1.5cm-thick slices
  • 55g (1/4 cup) caster sugar, extra
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour, extra
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 vanilla bean, split lengthways
  • 3 teaspoons white sugar
  • Double cream or vanilla ice-cream, to serve

Instructions

  1. Brush a round 5cm-deep, 20cm (base measurement) pie dish with melted butter to grease.
  2. Place the combined flours, caster sugar, salt and butter in the bowl of a food processor and process until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add egg yolk and water and process until the dough just starts to come together.
  3. Roll out two-thirds of the pastry on a lightly floured surface to a 28cm-diameter disc. Line the prepared pie dish with pastry and trim excess. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to rest.
  4. Preheat oven to 200