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Apple Pie

Preparation & Cooking Time: 80 minutes
Makes: a 25cm deep pie Dish


This recipe gives you all it takes to make that traditional apple pie that everybody loves with a nice cup of tea or as a special desert.  Easy to make and with a delicious taste this desert would remain one of your favorite.  


You will need:

For pastry

Lamb Brand Auntie’s Mix Flour 285g

Lamb Brand Table Salt ¼tsp

Lard 113g

Margarine 57g

Iced Water 90ml

Evaporated Milk 15ml

For filling


Lamb Brand Sultanas 100g

Lamb Brand Black Raisins 100g

Lamb Brand Golden Raisins 100g

Lamb Brand Brown Sugar 170g

Lamb Brand Corn Flour 1tbsp

Lamb Brand Cinnamon 1tsp

Lamb Brand Mixed Spice ¼tsp

Lamb Brand Ground Nutmeg ¼tsp

Apples 6 medium

Butter 30g

Fresh Lemon juice 1tbsp

For topping


Lamb Brand Topping Mix 


All you have to do is:

For pastry

Sift the flour and salt into a large mixing bowl. Add the lard and the margarine and rub in with your fingertips until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.  Add the water gradually and stir.  Knead the pastry gently until smooth. Wrap in aluminium foil and refrigerate for around 30 minutes.

Roll out half the pastry on a floured surface, large enough to line the pie dish. Gently cover the bottom and sides of the greased dish and trim the extra pastry that rolls over the rim.


For filling


Peel, core and thinly slice the apples. Place in a mixing bowl and blend in the remaining filling ingredients except for butter and toss together, thoroughly, but gently.

Fill the pie shell with the apple mixture, piling it higher in the centre of dish.  Although the filling may seem too much, it will shrink during baking.  Scatter small bits of butter on top of the filling.

For the crust roll out the remaining pastry leaving it about 3mm thick and cover the dish. Press down with a fork to seal the two crusts and trim the extra pastry.  Brush the pastry with the evaporated milk and using a fork make holes in the centre for the steam to escape.

Bake the pie in a pre-heated oven on 190°C for 40 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.

Before serving, follow packet instructions to prepare the topping mix, pipe it on top of each serving and enjoy.

If not serving immediately warm individual portions (before topping) for 1 or 2 minutes in the microwave.