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Recipe for Apple Pie

Apple pie is one of those dishes that seems to be loved by many people and all ages from a small toddler to an aged Aunt. We all have our own ways of making a pie and my way is a lot dfferent to that of my mother’s.

I have added a couple of extras to this basic recipe to give the pie a bit more flavour and a bit of a zing. Hope you like it.


2 cups of flour
250gm butter
2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon thick sour cream
2 tablespoons caster sugar
3 tablespoons of finely chopped walnuts
750gm apples
Grated lemon rind

2 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 tablespoons raisins
1 tablespoon rum
1 teaspoon cinnamon
caster sugar for dusting

Total Cooking Time 30 Min’s


Sift the flour into a bowl, add the butter, cream, caster sugar and lemon zest. Mix the ingredients with a knife until the mixture is sandy in consistency.

Add the egg yolks and walnuts and knead quickly. Shape the dough into a ball, wrap it in clingfilm and store in the fridge for 1-2 hours.

Peel, core and dice the apples.

Rinse the raisins and sprinkle them with rum.

Soften the apples in a pan, add the lemon juice and sugar and stirring all the time, cook for several minutes. Take off the heat, add the cinnamon, and raisins.

Divide the dough into two parts. Roll out one half on a pastry board dusted with flour and line a baking tin with it. Prick the dough with a fork all over.

Bake in a preheated oven for 10 Min’s, then take it out.

Spread the apples on top of the pastry, cover with the remaining dough, prick with a fork. Return to the hot oven for another 20 minutes, until the crust has turned golden brown.

Dust the cool tart with sifted Castor sugar.

Serve with whipped cream or ice cream.

I know everybody likes apple pie – well most people do. Enjoy!

Summary: Easy to make apple pie.