Apple Pie


Few things are as synonymous with the holidays as pie. Yes, perhaps more of a European or American tradition, but we as South Africans love pie just as much as the next. Chances are that it doesn’t matter which holiday dinner you celebrate a delicious pie will be on the table. And Apple Pie is as traditional as it comes.



250 ml Snowflake cake flour

2 ml bicarbonate of soda

10 g instant dry yeast

80 g margarine

125 ml sugar

2 large eggs, beaten

150 ml lukewarm milk

410 g apples



250 ml cream

250 ml sugar

5 ml vanilla essence



  • Preheat the oven to 180º C (350º F).
  • Spray a 22 x 22 cm ovenproof dish with non-stick spray.
  • Mix the cake flour, salt and bicarbonate of soda together. Add the instant dry yeast and mix.
  • Cream the margarine and sugar together until light and creamy.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the margarine mixture, alternating with the beaten eggs and milk.
  • Mix well.
  • Pour a layer into the prepared oven dish and arrange the thinly sliced pie apples on top. Repeat process
  • Cover with greased plastic and leave in a warm place to rise until double in volume, about 25 to 30 minutes.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until done and golden brown.
  • Mix the cream and sugar for the syrup in a saucepan and heat slowly until the sugar has dissolved. 
  • Boil lightly for five minutes. 
  • Add the vanilla essence and pour over the syrup while the pie is still hot.


Serve warm or cold with either cream, custard or ice cream. Makes a medium-sized pie ±8 servings.