As per usual, today I was in charge of dessert, so armed with Edd's "Say It With Cake," I arose on Easter Morning (minus an hour in bed, pah!) to make us a delicious treat - salted caramel apple pie.
My Dad absolutely loves apple-y puddings in any way, shape, or form, and my Mum is an absolute fool for anything with the words "toffee" or "caramel" in the name - so I thought, why not combine the two with this recipe? Plus, it gave me a chance to delve into my new book for the first time, thanks The Boy Who Bakes!
My pet hate is peeling and chopping apples, so first I employed some trusty helpers in the form of a sibling and a Mother! We sliced up 1.3kg of eating apples (pink lady and granny smith) then tossed them in cinnamon, nutmeg and cornflour.
|Apple elves peeling, coring and slicing!|
|The caramel bubbling away. (NOT baked beans as it looks like)|
|Er... Ed, we have a problem.|
Fill with one third of the apple filling, then top with some of the caramel. Repeat twice until you have used all the apple. Roll out the rest of the pastry and top the pie, using your fingers to crimp the edges. Glaze with the beaten egg and water. Use a sharp knife to make some ventilation holes in the top.
|The finished product!|
|*DISCLAIMER - NO CHICKS OR BUNNIES WERE|
HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THIS PIE*
Served warm with a blob of vanilla ice cream after a yummy pork roast, this was absolutely gorgeous. The salted caramel taste wasn't as prominent as I thought it would be, but it really bought out the cinammon coating the apples and made for a really rich apple pie, so I would definitely make this again!
All in all, a superb pudding, perfect for feeding a hungry family.