John Whaite American apple pie recipe on Steph’s Packed Lunch

John Whaite served up a delicious American apple pie on Steph’s Packed Lunch.

The ingredients for the pastry: 400g plain flour plus extra for dusting, 1tbsp caster sugar, 1tsp salt, 200g unsalted butter, at room temperature, 6–8tbsp cold water and 1 egg, beaten, for glazing.

For the filling: 6 Granny Smith apples, 6 Braeburn apples, Juice of 1 lemon, 170g light brown muscovado sugar, 75g unsalted butter, 1 tablespoon calvados or brandy and 1 tablespoon vanilla bean paste.

See recipes by John in his book titled: John Whaite Bakes At Home available from Amazon now.