Today I picked 6 beautiful Golden Delicious apples from our tree and made an apple pie for dessert. Simple pleasures. :-)
This recipe is my own personal combination of bits from a few different recipes, but I like how it all comes together. You could use Granny Smith apples instead of Golden Delicious, but of course there is something pretty neat about using fruit that you have grown in your own backyard. And I actually prefer using a sweet apple as opposed to a tart one.
1 1/3 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
150g cold butter, cubed
2 egg yolks
2T cold water
6 Golden Delicious apples
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
15g butter, melted
milk to glaze
Place the flour and baking powder into a bowl and mix well. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the egg yolks one at a time, mixing to form a dough. Add the water slowly until a dough forms. Shape into a circle and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, peel and slice the apples. Sprinkle over the sugar, flour and cinnamon, and toss to coat.
Roll out half the pastry on a floured board, and use to line a greased pie dish.
Place the apples into the dish, and then pour the melted butter over top.
Roll out the rest of the pastry and place over the apples.
Cut a few holes to allow the steam to escape, and crimp the edges together using a fork. Glaze with milk.
Bake at 200C for 25 minutes.