Saturday Special: Slap-Dash Apple Pie

This week we’re looking at one of the most popular and comforting sweet treats known to man, but with an added twist…the twist being that it’s made in the laziest way possible, but still tastes like how your mother used to make it. It’s the perfect thing to make on a rainy afternoon when your loved ones are hogging the TV and you can’t be arsed to set up the Playstation.

I’m afraid there are no exact measurements of the ingredients, but it’s pretty easy to judge how much of each is required.

You will need:

Apples, of course (as many or as little as you want)

Shortcrust pastry (shop-bought/ready to roll)


Sweet mixed spices (you can pick up a bag of this at your local supermarket)

1 egg (for eggwash)



1. Pre-heat the oven (to any temperature you think best, as long as, you know, it gets hot)

2. Peel and slice the apples. Butter a pie dish and put in the sliced apples in layers

3. Sprinkle the sugar and sweet mixed spices over the apples

4. Put the shortcrust pastry on a floured surface and roll it our until it is bigger than the pie dish. Lay the pastry over the apples and cut off the excess around the sides

5. Put a cross in the middle of the pie to let out the steam/make it look homemade-y

6. Beat the egg and brush it over the pastry and sprinkle with sugar

7. Bake in the oven until golden brown.

Serve hot with some deliciously cold cream.

Apple Pie 1

Et voila! Le tarte aux pommes ‘slap-dash’!



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