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The Celebrity Chef Makes Apple Pie in Se7en Steps…

September 2nd, 2009 · 10 Comments

Yes he is back in action, his lemon obsession has become an apple obsession!!!


He is bonding with that vegetable peeler I guess!!! This is what you are aiming for:


Let’s Meet the Players:



  • One packet of phyllo pastry.
  • Apples galore.
  • Butter.
  • Cinnamon and sugar mixed together.
  • Castor Sugar for sprinkling.

Let’s Play the Game:

Step 1: Let’s deal with those yummy apples first. If your child is not madly familiar with coring, peeling and chopping then help them every step of the way or do these steps for them.


  • Core them.
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  • Peel them.
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  • Slice them.
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Step 2: Now let’s cook the apple filling.

  • Pop your apples into a large pot.
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  • Fill your pot about a third of the way up with water.
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  • Pour your cinnamon-sugar onto the apples
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  • Add a nob of butter – or two
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  • pop it on the stove top and let it simmer away until the apples are soft but can still hold their shape.
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Step 3: Now you need to get on with the pastry, and all you painting skills come to the for. Melt your butter, we popped it into the microwave and watched it carefully. Place a layer of pastry into your greased pie dish.


Paint your pastry with a layer of butter. And pop another sheet of pastry across the first sheet.


Carry on until you have a couple of layers in the bottom of the pie dish and any tears in your pastry.


We did three or four layers, don’t worry about the pastry edges hanging over the dish – we will sort them out in the next couple of steps.

Step 4: Grab your apple sauce and spoon it into your pie dish on top of the pastry layers.



Step 5: Now fold the pastry edges up and over the pie, painting butter between layers of pastry as you go. We added two or thee layers of pastry between the folded bits.


Once your pastry is folded and ready, sprinkle your pie with castor sugar.


Step 6: Pop your pie in a medium to hot oven (200 degrees Celsius, 400 degrees Fahrenheit) for about 10 to fifteen minutes.


When the top is brown and crispy your pie is done.


Step 7: Just in case all the butter hasn’t killed you it would be a good idea to serve your pie with dollops of whipped cream. And we happened to have strawberries – which just added to it!


Thanks Chef!


Good Job!

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