How to make it

  • 1. Grease a 20cm springform pan. Cut 1 sheet of pastry into 4 strips, lengthways. Place a strip along each edge of second pastry sheet, pressing lightly to join, to make one large square. Ease prepared pastry into pan, pressing into base. Trim edges. Prick pastry with fork and chill for 30 mins.
  • 2. Meanwhile, place brown sugar, syrup and butter in a large saucepan. Stir on low until melted and smooth. Simmer for 2 mins. Place fl our and spices in a large bowl. Add apple, toss to coat. Add to syrup. Stir to coat. Simmer for 20 mins, stirring occasionally, until apples are just tender.
  • 3. Preheat oven to 180˚C or 160˚C fan. Line shell with non-stick baking paper. Fill with rice. Blind bake for 15 mins. Remove rice and paper, bake for 5 mins.
  • 4. Spoon apples into pastry shell. Using a 4cm (or whatever takes your fancy) round cutter, cut about 20 rounds from remaining pastry. Starting from the outside edge of the pie, arrange rounds, overlapping slightly, over apple filling. Brush pastry lightly with beaten egg and sprinkle over caster sugar. Bake for 40 mins, until golden and crisp.
  • The pastry lid will rise a little when cooking but should settle after cooling
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    " It was excellent "
    greekgirrrl ate it and said...
    Fantastic!! I just cannot wait to make this!!
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  • ditty 8 years ago
    Mate I really don't know how a substitute sugar would go - as we say in Australia, 'suck it and see' - goodluck!
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  • icantboilwater 8 years ago
    This looks yummy. How do you think it would do using a sugar substitute? I can not have sugar, but would love to try this
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    " It was excellent "
    turtle66 ate it and said...
    Splendid! Simply Splendid, Good Show Ditty....Saving this one.
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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    my Mother is going to love this,... great post..
    five forks.
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    " It was excellent "
    valinkenmore ate it and said...
    Wonderful post Ditty! Can't wait to make this and as the above comments say - the pics and instructions are wonderful.
    5 forks to you!
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    " It was excellent "
    pixyqueen ate it and said...
    just a wonderful recipe, so easy n quick!
    thnx so much for the pics, so i know what is supsed to look like!!!
    great one 5/5

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    " It was excellent "
    trev ate it and said...
    That's the way Ditty. This'll take some beating. It sounds something a little similar to what our mum used to make. This sounds lush, just so lush. I will save it and I will probably make it soon. Good on you for the detailed instructions. I'll let you know how I go with this when I make it. Cheers!
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