Bedfordshire Apple Florentine Pie Recipe

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 Updated 08/03/2017

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A variation on Apple Pie from a county in England called Bedfordshire.


  • 4 large cooking apples
  • shortcrust pastry
  • grated lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

  • For spiced ale:
  • 1 pint ale
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 clove nutmeg
  • cinnamon to taste
(see measure conversions for more information on quantites)


    For spiced ale:
  1. Heat the ale gently with the spices and sugar.

  2. For pie:
  3. Wash and core the apples.
  4. Put the apples into a deep pie dish and sprinkle the sugar and lemon peel over them.
  5. Roll out the pastry to about 1/4 inch thickness and cover the apples with it.
  6. Bake in a moderate oven for 30 minutes.
  7. Lift off the pastry lid and cut it into as many pieces as are required for servings.
  8. Pour the spiced ale over the apples and replace the pieces of pastry.
  9. Serve hot.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 - 6 portions


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