Pies (apple and berries!)

small tartlets 2

I know apple pie might be the most common thing in the world, but I had ever baked it before, until now…

My little sister went with me to the library last week and she found this amazing book of pies (by the women’s weekly magazine). So we read trough it and saw heaps of delicious recipes, I’ll probably be baking a lot during these few days!

Sowell, to start we baked 2 pies, an apple pie, and some small berry tartlets, I hope you like them!

apple (squared) pie


150 g self raising flour

75 g plain flour

80 g cold butter cut into small pieces

55 g caster sugar

1 egg

60 ml milk

1tbsp of extra milk

1 tbsp of extra sugar


900 g of peeled apples

55 g caster sugar

60 ml water

120 g sultanas

1tsp mixed spice

2 tsp lemon zest.

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Sift flour into medium bowl, rub in butter. Stir in sugar, the egg and enough milk to make a firm dough. Knead the dough in a floured surface until smooth. Enclose in plastic wrap and put in fridge 30 min.

In the mean time, prepare the apple filling; Cook apple, sugar and water in a sauce pan uncovered. Stirring occasionally about 10 min. Remove from heat, stir in sultanas, spices and lemon zest. Let cool.

Grease a baking tray (aprox 20 x 30 cm) and turn on the oven. 200˚C

Take the dough out of the fridge and divide it in two. Expand one half large enough to cover the base of your baking tray, put it there and press firmly. Sprea d the apple filling over the dough, then roll out the remaining dough and make it large enough so it can cover the filling. Place it on top.

apple (squared) pie 2

Brush with extra milk and sugar, then bake about 25 min. Let it cool and enjoy!

In case you are looking forwards to do the  berries pie, do the same thing but add 2 tbsp of gelatine to the berry mixture (which will also be 900 gr of berries). This is just to give it a bit more consistency.