How to make it

  • Sift the flour and a pinch of salt into a mound, make a well in the center and add the sugar, lemon rind and eggs.
  • Mix with your fingertips to a fine, crumbly mixture, then gradually work in the butter.
  • Shape into a ball and leave to rest in a cool place for 1 hour.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the filling.
  • Place the sultanas in a bowl, add warm water to cover and leave to soak for 15 minutes, then drain and squeeze out.
  • Peel, core and dice the apples, place in a large bowl, add the ladyfingers, sultanas, walnuts, sugar, cinnamon and melted butter and mix well.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F) Gas Mark 4.
  • Grease a rectangular pie dish with butter.
  • Roll out two-thirds of the pastry on a lightly floured surface and line the prepared dish.
  • Spoon the tilling evenly on top.
  • Roll out the remaining pastry, place on top of the pie and crimp the edges to seal.
  • Brush with the beaten egg yolk and bake for 45 minutes.
  • Leave to cool before serving.

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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    Sounds very different and unique! Another great recipe, thanks for sharing, Midge!
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