Cheddar Apple Pie Recipe

Cheddar Apple Pie Recipe

Ingredients: Serves  6

225 g plain (all-purpose) flour
A pinch of salt
75 g butter, diced
100 g Cheddar cheese, grated

1 egg, separated
Cold water, to mix
750 g cooking (tart) apples
15 ml/1 tbsp apple juice or water 60 ml/4 tbsp granulated sugar
Caster (superfine) sugar, for sprinkling

Method:

Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Add the butter and rub in with the fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the cheese. Add the egg yolk and enough water to form a firm dough. Knead gently on a lightly floured surface. Wrap in clingfilm (plastic wrap) and chill for 30 minutes. Put the apples in a saucepan with the apple juice or water and the granulated sugar. Cover and cook gently for 10 minutes. Leave to cool slightly.


Halve the pastry (paste) and roll out one half. Use to line a 23 cm/9 in pie plate. Roll out the remaining dough to use as a lid. Spoon the apple mixture into the pastry-lined plate and brush the edge with a little of the egg white. Cover with the remaining pastry. Trim, knock up the edge and flute with the back of a knife. Make a hole in the centre to allow steam to escape. Make leaves out of pastry trimmings and use to decorate the pie. Brush with egg white and sprinkle with caster sugar. Bake in a preheated oven at 200C/ 400F/gas mark 6 for 2025 minutes until golden brown and cooked through. Serve warm.


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