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Mammy-Apple Pie


300 g (12 oz) plain flour

2 ml (1/2 teasp.) salt

150 g (6 oz) fat (1/2 vegetable shortening and 1/2 margarine)

about 3 x 15 ml spoon (3 tbsp.) cold water to bind

beaten egg or milk to glaze

Ingredients for filling:

100 g (4 oz) sugar

25 g (1 oz) plain flour

2 ml spoon (1/2 teasp.) cinnamon or grated nutmeg

15 ml spoon (1 tbsp.) lime juice

500 g (1 lb 2 oz) mammy apple, peeled and sliced

15 g (1/2 oz) margarine

Mammy-apple Pie Recipe Instructions:

Sift flour and salt into a bowl. Add butter. Cut into flour with two knives or pastry blender until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Sprinkle water over flour mixture. Mix with round-ended knife until lumps are formed. Form into a ball using fingertips. Turn out on to a floured surface and knead lightly to form a firm but elastic dough. Chill for 5-10 minutes.

Divide dough into two pieces. Roll out one piece into a circle large enough to line a 23 cm (9 in) round pie dish. Lift pastry into dish, and ease it gently into place without stretching.

Sift sugar, flour and cinnamon into a bowl. Add the lime juice and mix well.

Put half the fruit in the pie dish and sprinkle with half the sugar mixture. Top with remaining fruit, then the sugar mixture. Dot with margarine.

Roll out remaining pastry for lid to a circle 2.5 cm (1 in) larger than pie dish. Damp edges of pie with water and cover with pastry lid, pressing edges well together. Trim all round pie and pinch edges to seal.

Prick pastry lid with a fork, brush with beaten egg or milk and bake at 200 degrees C (400 degrees F), for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 180∞ C (350∞ F), and bake for a further 45 minutes, or until pastry is golden brown. Serve hot.

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