Just like Grandma made it, or at least how I think she did. Anyway, it’s a treat!


Serves 8

21⁄2 cups plain flour

2 tablespoons sugar

2 sticks cold butter, cubed

1⁄4 cup ice water

1 tablespoon lemon juice

6 apples, I suggest mixing different kinds

3⁄4 cup sugar

3 tablespoons plain flour

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon melted butter

a few glugs milk


  1. In a large bowl mix together flour and sugar.
  2. Add butter and work it into the flour with your fingers. The result should be a grainy mixture.
  3. Add ice water and lemon juice and work together quickly.
  4. Cut the dough in half and wrap in plastic wrap.
  5. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  6. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  7. Roll the dough out into two thin discs.
  8. Cover the bottom of a buttered pie tin.
  9. Peel, core, and dice the apples.
  10. Place them in a bowl and add sugar, flour, lemon juice, and butter, and mix well.
  11. Place the mixture in the tin.
  12. Place the other pie dough on top and use your fingers to seal the edges.
  13. Make a few cuts on top so that the steam can get out.
  14. Cover the top with milk.
  15. Bake for about 50 to 60 minutes. The pie should be golden brown
  16. Cool on a wire rack.
  17. Serve à la mode.

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Photography by Colin Cooke

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