Using up apple is a great excuse to make all sorts of desserts. This time it’s apple pie. I’m going with an American filling from Cook’s Illustrated, but sticking with European pastry from Leith’s Baking Bible: shortcrust for the base, rough puff for the top.
Last time I made this I made two mistakes: following Leith’s amount for the shortcrust base, as it’s for a smaller tart. I did the same this time… And too many apples due to American pies being the size of Wales/football pitch/Texas – this one I remembered!
So… the base was thin, but I sort of lined it with cutoffs from the edges… no idea how that will work. Amount of apple was much better though.
Top on, egg wash, sugar, air holes.
Bake on pre-heated tray for 25 minutes at 200C fan, rotate, 30 minutes 180C fan.
Next time: more pastry for the base… and maybe another apply would fit in.