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American Apple Pie
Our mixed spice does the trick nicely for an Aussie apple pie but we asked Herbie for a specific American apple pie spice blend to make an extra fragrant, spiced apple pie. The blend can also be used in an apple crumble or apple muffins.
Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
Herbie’s Apple Pie Spice
sheets sweet shortcrust pastry
raw sugar, for dusting
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Combine apples, lemon juice, 6 oz sugar and apple pie spice and mix well.
Place one sheet of pastry in a 10 inch pie dish, then fill with apples. Cover with second piece of pastry and brush with beaten egg and sprinkle with extra 2 tbsp sugar. Make 5 x 1 inch slits in the pastry top to let the steam escape.
Bake for 50-60 minutes until crust is golden and apples are tender when pierced.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and Caress Cuvée Blanc.
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