Old Fashioned English Apple Pie With a Kiss and a Squeeze!

75 mins (prep 30, cooking 45)
13 ingredients
1 servings
In the UK, we have a famous old rhyme and ditty that goes like this...."Apple pie without cheese, is like a kiss without a squeeze"!! This is my traditional English double crust apple pie WITH a kiss that HAS a squeeze - the CHEESE! Don't worry if you are not a cheese lover, (is there anyone out there who is NOT a cheese lover???) as this pie has the cheese on the SIDE - so you can have your apple pie with cheese or without, it's up to you! This is a tried and tested old family recipe and is based on the pastry and pie recipes in the Be-Ro cookbook. It is wonderful eaten hot with cream, custard or ice cream, as well as with the cheese; and it is an absolute must for lunch boxes and picnics! An interesting historical note - English Apple Pie in one form or another, goes right back to the time of Chaucer in the 12th century. Apple pie should have meltingly crisp and VERY short pastry with layers of spiced apples, preferably Bramley apples, in the middle. If you have a pie funnel, such as a black bird pie funnel - use that for a really traditional touch, as well as directing the steam out of the pie! I have a mixed spice mixture posted on zaar, Mixed Spice - Traditional Old Fashioned English Pudding Spice. I also have a spiced apple pie sugar posted, Old English Spiced and Fruited Sugar for Apple Pies Etc!. Replace this for the cup of sugar and the mixed spice listed in this recipe, and omit the lemon rind.

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Serving Size (1998.71 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 5234.07 Calories from Fat 1706.31
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 189.59g 291.68%
Saturated Fat 103.95g 519.75%
Trans Fat 4.1g %
Cholesterol 462.66mg 154.22%
Sodium 3458.37mg 144.1%
Total Carbohydrate 825.61g 275.2%
Dietary Fiber 24.68 g 98.73%
Sugars 323.87 g %
Protein 77.92g 155.84%
Vitamin A 5966.46IU% Vitamin C 2.26mg%
Calcium 606.71mg% Iron 30.72mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
pinch salt, cold water, cooking apples