James Strawbridge's Apple Pie

James Strawbridge's Apple Pie

Apple pie is a classic comfort dish. Simple, warming and easy to adapt with any seasonal fruit. Serve hot or cold with a drizzle of double cream or your favourite ice cream.


Serves 4.


For the pastry

For the apples


  1. Make your pastry in advance by mixing the flour and butter together in a food processor. Try grating your stick of cold butter for a short texture. Once the mixture resembles a breadcrumb gradually incorporate iced cold water until the pastry comes together. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead into a ball. Cover in a bowl and chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours to rest.
  2. Make your apple filling by caramelising your apples in a large frying pan with melted Moose Maple Butter. After 5-6 mins cooking on a medium high heat add in the spices, root ginger, orange juice, sugar, honey and salt. Allow to cool in the pan.
  3. Preheat your oven to 180˚C. On a lightly floured surface roll out your pastry. Press half of your rolled pastry into a greased pie dish and fill with the spiced apple mixture. Use the remaining pastry for a lattice topping or make a pie top with another circle of rolled pastry. Seal the edges together with a crimp or fork and brush with an egg glaze.
  4. Bake for 35-40 mins until golden. Dust with icing sugar and serve warm with either double cream, custard or ice cream.