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Eva’s sort of an Apple Pie


I don’t know who Eva is. My mum doesn’t remember either. This recipe comes from her old recipe book: a handwritten, splitting-at-the seams notebook that’s my only inheritance, probably. That, and her “good” red dress that’s only slightly blobby. At least it still fits.

The recipe is from a section of the notebook enigmatically entitled “Baking”. It takes approximately  10min to assemble and  50 to bake.

Eva’s sort of an Apple Pie

3 apples
75g/half a cup raisins
75g/half a cup brown sugar
75g/half a cup crystal sugar
Juice of 1/2 lemon
90g/2/3 cup butter, softened
1 egg
150g/1 cup self-raising flour
75g/half a cup milk
25g almonds, peeled if possible

Preheat oven to 160C.

Peel and core apples. Cut into thin half-moon slices.

Butter a 20-25sm tin and arrange the apples at the bottom, sprinkling raisins, brown sugar and lemon juice over them. Set aside.

In a bowl beat crystal sugar, butter, egg unlit well combined. Add flour, milk. Stir until homogenous.

Pour over the apples. Arrange almonds on top. Bake. For about 50min or until golden brown.

Enjoy with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a pot of tea.

Sunshine is optional.

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