British Recipes > Oxfordshire Banbury Apple Pie

How to make Oxfordshire Banbury Apple Pie:
A layered apple pie from Oxfordshire.


5 good sized cooking apples
3 tablespoons sugar
4 tablespoons currants
shortcrust pastry
2 tablespoons candied peel
6 tablespoons butter
a little ground ginger and cinnamon
a little milk
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- Peel and slice the apples.
- Place a layer in a greased pie dish, then the chopped peel, spices and currants.
- Pour a little melted butter on top.
- Place another layer of apples and chopped peel over it.
- Boil 1/2 pint water, melt some sugar in it and pour over the apples.
- Cover with short crust pastry and bake for 30 minutes in a moderate oven 160oc/325of/gas mark 3.
- Glaze with a little sugar and milk.