Easy as Apple Pie

Serves 8




5 peeled apples, chopped

¼ cup sugar

5 cloves

2 slices lemon peel

¼ cup water (Stew apples whilst making pastry otherwise as an alternative, tinned apples can be used)



½ cup almond meal created from Mandolé Orchard Natural Almonds

125g melted butter

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup self-raising flour

½ cup raw sugar



  1. Set oven to 180°C.

  2. For the filling, add apples, sugar, cloves, lemon peel and water to a saucepan. Bring to the boil then simmer until apples are soft.

  3. Prepare a pie dish by oiling with butter and sprinkling with almond meal.

  4. In a bowl, stir cooled melted butter, egg and vanilla first, then add self-raising flour, almond meal and sugar till combined.

  5. Press about ¾ of the mixture into the prepared dish. Top with hot stewed apples then drop dobs of extra pastry on top to cover apples. Sprinkle with some extra sugar.

  6. Bake in a moderate oven for 55 minutes.


    This is a beautiful family favourite at Mandolé Orchard. Thank you Zia Lidia for sharing! Tootie x