inMakes 2 disks:you only need ONE for this recipe so halve the amount or save half the pastry the freezer for another pie!
2 1/2cupAP flour
Pinch of salt
250g/ 1 cup buttercold and chopped
1/4cupAll Purpose flour
8-10Granny Smith apples
The Crumb Topping
1/2Cupcold butter cut into cubes
First make the pastry
Put flour, salt and sugar in food processor,
Add butter, pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Slowly add 1/4 cup ice water. Pulse till dough is crumbly but holds together when squeezed.
Do not overmix to have a flaky crust. You should see some pieces of butter still.
Divide dough into two portions, with dough still crumbly, wrap with 2 pieces of cling wrap to form 2 balls.
Wrap tight, refrigerate till firm. As you only need 1 portion for this recipe, freeze the other one!
To make the pie
Preheat oven to 230C / 450 F / Gas 8
Make the crumb by mixing everything by hand to resemble big crumbs and put in freezer.
Butter a 9 inch pie plate. Roll out 1 disk and put on pie plate, do not trim off the over hang, just fold over into the pie dish so you can refrigerate whilst you prepare the apples.
Peel, core and slice apples. To prevent browning add lemon juice. Add sugar, flour and cinnamon. Toss together.
Take pie plate out of fridge, unfold the overhang and put apples in and dot around apples with butter, then fold trimming over apples. Bake at 180C /350F/ Gas 4 for 45 mins, then sprinkle crumbs on top of apples and bake a further 30-45 mins. Leave pie to cool for 4-6 hours before cutting.