Irish Apple Pie

Irish Apple Pie

This pie is Irish because it’s how Seán does it.

Irish Apple Pie
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Recipe type: Bakery
Cuisine: Irish
Serves: 8 people
  • 350 g. plain flour
  • 200 g. butter at room temperature
  • 4 big cooking apples
  • 30 ml. (2 tbsp) cold water
  • milk
  • salt
  • brown sugar
  • ground cinnamon
  • whipped cream to serve
  1. Mix the flour and salt in a big bowl, then, using your fingertips, rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. Add enough of the cold water to mix to a firm dough. Let rest in the fridge for an hour.
  3. Roll out three-quarters of the pastry on lightly floured surface. Grease a 20 cm pie dish with butter and fill in the pastry.
  4. Fill with the apples peeled and cut to dices and sprinkle with cinnamon and brown sugar.
  5. Roll out the remaining of the pastry and use to cover the pie, moistening the edges of the pastry base to seal on the lid. Cut a vent or pinch the top and brush with milk.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 200º C for about 30 minutes until pastry is golden.
  7. Serve with whipped cream.
  8. Pro tip: use brown muscovado sugar instead of brown sugar, and add all spice besides the cinnamon, just a hint.


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