Bramley Apple Pie

3.5/5 rating (26 votes)
  • Makes: 1 pie
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Ready in: 40 mins
  • Difficulty: Moderate
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Bramley Apple Pie


  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 5 large Bramley apples, peeled and roughly chopped, not too small
  • 2 tbsp soft brown sugar
  • Juice and finely grated zest 1 large lemon
  • 1 tbsp cornflour or arrowroot
  • 2 x 24cm discs dessert pastry (ready rolled)
  • 1 lightly beaten egg

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  • Pre heat the oven to 190°C.
  • Heat a saucepan, add the butter and melt.
  • Add the chopped apples, sugar, lemon zest and juice and cook for a couple of minutes until the y start to breakdown, then tip into a bowl and cool, taste and add more sugar if needed.
  • Add the cornflour or arrowroot once cooled and mix well.
  • Line a 24cm loose bottomed baking tin with one of the discs, carefully.
  • Add the apple: really fill up the base and then lightly egg the top edge.
  • Top with the other disc of pastry, thumb up and crimp decoratively.
  • Brush the top with egg and sprinkle with granulated sugar, then place into the pre heated oven.
  • Cook for 35-40 minutes or until well golden.
  • Cool slightly and turn out before cutting.