Apple and sultana pie

It's really starting to feel like Autumn; the temperatures are dipping, the leaves are yellowing, the days getting shorter. Our winter woolies have been dusted off, the crock pot ready for making warm stews and soups. And I have been busy baking warm delicious apple pies, served golden and warm from the oven with a hot cup of tea in hand. Oh the simple pleasures...
 Apple pie

Ingredients
10 apples, peeled, cored and chopped
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup caster sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
80g sultanas
2 sheets store-bought shortcrust pastry
1/3 cup almond meal
1 egg, lightly beaten
3 tablespoons raw sugar

Method

1. Line the base of a lightly greased 20cm pie tin with one sheet store bought pastry. Prick pastry with fork all over and blind bake for 8-10 minutes in 200 degree celsius oven. Set aside and allow to cool.

2. Place apple and lemon juice in large frying pan. Cover and cook over medium heat for around 8 minutes until tender. Add caster sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and sultanas, mix to combine and cook for a further 2 minutes.

3. Add an even layer of almond meal to the pastry base then add apple and sultana mixture.

4. Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife, cut one sheet of store bought pastry into 2-3cm wide strips. Arrange strips on top of pie to make a lattice. Press edges to seal and trim excess pastry. Brush with egg and sprinkle with raw sugar.

5. Bake in 180 degree celsius oven for 35-40 minutes or until the pastry is golden.

11 Responses to Apple and sultana pie

kidgranny said...

Trishie, I think you can really get into the baking business too! Your desserts look so pretty and tasty!

Anouk said...

Looks so yummy! And the mold looks super cute.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Oh, yummy! That apple pie looks divine :)

Sharon D said...

This looks heavenly, Trishie - so comforting for the soul. I'd be sighing in satisfaction..

Lady of the Manor said...

Trishie, I've really been enjoying your apple recipes! I'll be giving this pie a a try this weekend. Precious Daughter will be home and apple is her favorite. Enjoy your weekend! Zenda

iris said...

Sultanas are not a thing I come by frequently! This looks delicious, though.

Rose World said...

Wow! You are into apple pies lately. This looked delicious and beautiful.

burntfeather said...

oh my gosh, please come to my house and cook this for me!!

Michelle {Jarrah Jungle} said...

You are such a good baker! This looks delicious!!

rooth said...

That looks absolutely delightful!

Jane said...

looks delicious. we're just heading into summer months but your description of autumn totally made me have a memory smell. :)