About 8-10 mixed cooking and eating apples
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tbs flour
150g light muscovado sugar
125ml apple juice
45g unsalted butter
1 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
Extra butter for the the pie dish
Pastry: 350g plain flour, 225g cold cubed unsalted butter, 1/2 tsp salt, 5-6 tbs iced water.
Egg wash: 1 egg beaten with a few drops of milk
Cinnamon sugar: 2tbs sugar, 2 tsp cinnamon
Each year hundreds of local apple trees go unpicked. Abundance Kingston, a non-profit organisation finds these trees and aims to redistribute surplus apples to the community. This is how we ended up with a basket full of mixed apples, just what’s needed for this autumnal cinnamon apple pie. The cinnamon is perfect with apples giving a warming seasonal flavour. The recipe was developed to mimic the filling of a certain American high street food chain’s pie. Use ready-made pastry if you’re short of time, but making pastry from scratch is worth the effort. For an extra treat, try left over cinnamon sugar on hot buttered toast.
Use a 23cm/9in ceramic pie dish 5cm/2in deep, or similar.