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  ·  5 pounds 
  • lemon juice  ·  2 tablespoons 
  • raw sugar  ·  3/4 cup 
  • Herbie’s Apple Pie Spice  ·  3 teaspoons 
  • sheets sweet shortcrust pastry  ·  2 
  • egg  ·  1 
  • raw sugar, for dusting  ·  2 tablespoons 


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.

Caress Cuvée Blanc

Caress Cuvée Blanc

Caress Cuvée Blanc, as blended by Bill, is a White Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with a magnificent nose and delicious full mouth feel - an incredible breadth and depth of aroma and taste.

Apple Pie Spice

Apple Pie Spice

Ooh - so good! Apple Pie Spice perfectly combines sweetness from caramelized apples contrasted delightfully with a perfect blend of exotic spices.