Lattice Apple Pie

Baked Lattice Apple Pie

Delicious Lattice Home made Apple Pie

Pre-baked Apple Pie

Apple Pie, ready to be baked. Lattice is covered with syrup

Here is another delicious apple pie recipe. The crust is very similar to the previous recipe for Apple Pie. However the filling is made in a different way. I adapted this recipe from one that appeared in the, Contra Costa Marketplace Magazine, November 2008.. That recipe used store bought pastry. You could do that, or try my shortbread pastry that is easy to make as well as delicious.

The first part of the recipe is the making of the pastry and the second is the preparation of the apple pie and syrup

Here is my recipe for the Shortbread Pastry

Ingredients for Shortbread Pastry

  1. 375g./3 sticks soft butter
  2. 6 tblsps.icing sugar/confectioners sugar
  3. 3 tblsps. maizena/cornstarch
  4. 3 cups flour
  5. a pinch of salt

Method for Pastry

  1. Measure 3 level cups of flour. Add other dry ingredients. Sift together
  2. Rub in butter to make a soft dough
  3. Remove 1/3 of dough and keep in fridge in cold section. If baking right away, keep in freezer
  4. Use a 9" inch baking dish. Use the butter wrapper to wipe the baking dish, (using up the last bits of butter)
  5. Gently spread the remaining dough evenly around the base & sides
  6. Keep aside in 'fridge

Ingredients for Apple Filling

  1. 8 medium sized Granny Smith Apples
  2. 3 teaspoons/15ml. flour
  3. ¼cup water
  4. 1 stick/½ cup butter
  5. ½ cup soft brown sugar
  6. ½ cup white sugar
  7. ½ tsp. powdered clove
  8. ½ tsp. all spice

Making the Apple Filling

  1. Wash apples. Peel, core & cut into 1" pieces
  2. Pre-heat to 425°F./ 220 °
  3. Melt butter in a small pot. Stir in flour to form a paste
  4. Add water and sugars and bring to a boil
  5. Reduce temperature and let simmer for a few minutes. Then remove from stove

Putting it all Together

  1. Bring the pie dish out of the fridge.
  2. Mix apple with spices. Fill the apple pie base with apples, mound slightly
  3. Remove pastry that was stored in the fridge or freezer. Dust a bread board with flour and carefully roll pastry until about ¼ thick
  4. Slice in strips and layer on top of apples to form a lattice. If strips are uneven, don't worry about it, you will have enough pastry to cover the apples
  5. You may want to roll pieces that appear thick and just cover apples, even if you are not getting very even placings of pastry
  6. Next gently pour butter and sugar mixture over the crust. Pour slowly so that it does not run off
  7. Bake for 15 minutes at 425°F/200°C, for 15 minutes
  8. Reduce temperature to 350° and bak for 35-45 minutes, until apples are soft. The crust should be a golden color
  9. When cool, slice and serve. Top with whipped cream, ice-cream or enjoy it just plain
 Apples piled onto pastry base

Apples Filled on Pastry Base

butter, sugar mix and chopped applesi//dough being moulded to dish

Butter, sugar mix and chopped apples, fillings for the pie

base of pastry

Pastry molded onto to pie plate

Shortbread pastry dough

Shortbread Pastry Dough

There are several recipes for apple pie. This recipe is really good. Do try it. If you prefer not to spice the apples, just ignore the steps to use spices.

Those on special diets should substitute ingredients that comply with a particular health condition.

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