2eggs .1½ is for the pastry & ½ for egg wash before the oven
½cupor 80 g caster or regular sugarcake
6ozor 175 g buttersoftened
For the filling:
2 ½lbsor 1 Kg applesGranny Smiths or any sour apple is good
½cupor 70 g sultanas or raisins
¼cupor 50 g caster or regular sugarcake
Preheat the oven to 170 C / 325 F / Gas 3. Grease your baking tin.
First we make the pastry.
Mix the flour, softened butter, sugar, cinnamon and 1½ eggs in a bowl. Mix with your hands until you get a smooth soft dough.
Split the dough so you have 3/4 for the cake tin and 1/4 for the top decoration.
Roll out 3/4 of the dough to cover the bottom and sides of the tin.
Now the filling :
Peel, core and slice the apples. Mix this with the sugar, sultanas / raisins and cinnamon. Place all of it in the cake tin and spread evenly.
Roll out the remaining dough and cut into long strips, each about 1cm wide. Put in a lattice pattern across the pie like in the photo, weaving them in an over-and-under pattern. Use the shortest strips for the edges of the lattice. Press the ends of the strips firmly to the edge of the pie and trim away any excess dough with a knife.
Brush the pastry strips with remaining (beaten) egg.
Place in the oven for about 60 minutes or until pastry is light brown.