When I say to people as summer comes to a end that I’m looking forward to the cosy autumnal evenings, they look at me confused… As if I’m mad!
Maybe I am but there is something special about Autumn: It’s the season I got engaged to my love, (read about ‘The Proposal’ here), the crisp bright mornings, the gorgeous change of colour, the log burners get lit & my little side kick just sits perfectly amongst the fallen leaves! Just look…
With a cooking apple tree overflowing with apples & it being Apple Day today I thought I’d have a go at a little autumnal apple pie… You’ve got it, very easy, super simple ingredients and I always cheat with pastry so lets go!
If you want the leaf topping like mine, I got my cutters from eBay. You could do it with anything, I thought hearts could be cute too!
Happy Apple Day.
Autumnal Apple Pie
900g Cooking apples (peeled, cored & sliced)
50g Caster Sugar (plus extra to sprinkle)
1 Ready rolled shortcrust pastry
1 egg (whisked)
1. Preheat oven to 190oC
2. Layer the apples and sugar in your pie dish (approx 2 pint). Sprinkle with 1tbsp water.
(if you wanted to sprinkle cinnamon and raisins this would also be tasty)
3. Unroll the pastry, and keep it on the greaseproof paper. Use the leaf cutters to make your pastry shapes and make as many as the pastry sheet will allow.
4. Place the leaves randomly over the apples.
5. Brush the pastry with the egg and sprinkle a little sugar.
6. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until lightly browned.
Yummy with custard, cream or ice-cream… Or if you fancy a treat all 3!!