Bramley apple pie is a delicious dessert that is perfect for any occasion. Made with fresh, tart Bramley apples, this pie is a true British classic. Whether you're enjoying it on a picnic or at a backyard barbecue, apple pie is a great way to make your 4th of July celebration even more special. So why not try making a Bramley apple pie this year and add a touch of British tradition to your American holiday?
- 50 g unsalted butter
- 5 large Bramley cooking apples, peeled and roughly chopped, not too small
- 2 tbsp soft brown sugar
- finely grated zest and juice of a lemon
- 1 tbsp cornflour or arrowroot
- 2 x 24cm discs dessert pastry (ready rolled)
- 1 lightly beaten egg
- Preheat the oven to 190C.
- 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 they start to break down, 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 preheated oven.
- Cook for 35-40 minutes or until well golden.
- Cool slightly and turn out before cutting.
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