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Old-fashioned apple pie

Total Time
1 hr 30 min
30 min
40 min
A classic dessert with a healthy twist


Green apple, peeled

1800 g, (Buy 1.8kg) cored, quartered

Caster sugar

1 tbs

Cinnamon quill

1 whole

White self-raising flour

½ cup(s), (75g)

Plain flour

½ cup(s), (75g)

Icing sugar

2 tbs

Reduced fat oil spread

¼ cup(s), (60g)

Vanilla bean extract

1 tsp

Oil spray

1 x 3 second spray(s)


1 medium, lightly beaten


  1. Combine apples, caster sugar and cinnamon in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cover and bring to the boil. Reduce heat and simmer, gently turning occasionally, for 10 minutes or until apples are just tender. Drain. Cool for 20 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, sift f lours, icing sugar and 1/4 tsp salt into a large bowl. Using fingertips, rub spread into f lour until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Make a well in the centre and add vanilla and 2 tablespoons water. Gently stir until mixture clings together, adding more water if pastry is too dry.
  3. Turn dough onto a lightly f loured surface and knead for 30 seconds or until just smooth. Roll pastry between 2 sheets of baking paper to form a 24cm round. Place pastry (still between baking paper) on a baking tray and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 180°C or 160°C fan-forced. Lightly spray a 19cm (base measurement) pie dish with oil. Spoon apples into prepared dish. Top with pastry round and trim excess. Crimp edge with a fork to seal and cut a few small slits in the pastry top. Brush pastry with egg and bake for 25 minutes or until crisp and golden.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Low-fat custard.