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Pie Making Made Easy - Easy Apple Pie


    For the Pastry

  • 4 scoops plain flour
  • 250g butter, cubed (plus extra for greasing the pie dish)
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • For the Filling

  • 4 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 8 dessert apples, peeled, cored and sliced


  • Pre-heat the oven to 200°c/400°f/ Gas Mark 6.
  • Cube the butter and place in a mixing bowl. Fill and level 4 scoops of flour using the scoop and rub until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Add 3 tbsp sugar and mix
  • Add the milk gradually, stirring it in with a knife. Once the dough just sticks together, knead it lightly until it forms a ball. Wrap in cling film and allow to rest for at least 15 minutes in the fridge.
  • Divide the dough in two. Then, on a lightly floured surface, roll out half of the pastry into a circle approximately 33cm in diameter and around 3mm thick.
  • Lightly grease the pie dish with butter and cover with pastry.
  • Placing the pie bird in the middle of the dish. Mix the apples, sugar and cinnamon together and then tip into the pie dish.
  • Roll out the other half of the pastry to cover the pie, cutting a cross in the centre. Place the cross over the pie bird and onto the pie. Press down the edges of the pastry lid to the pastry base.
  • Trim away any excess pastry and brush the top with milk to glaze. Sprinkle with the remaining caster sugar.
  • Place on a flat baking tray and bake for 30 minutes until the pastry is golden and the filling bubbling. Leave to stand for 10-15 minutes before serving.