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Apple pie- Granny Smith apples

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lovecake Thu 25-Jun-15 23:47:47

Hi. I want to make an apple pie but the supermarket didn't have any cooking apples, so I bought Granny Smiths. Do you know if these will be ok in a pie or too watery? Thanks.

princessvikki Fri 26-Jun-15 07:54:42

Granny Smith's won't break down the in the same way as cooking apple's also theyre much sweeter. I don't know about how watery they are in comparison but personally I would try again to get cooking apples

RosesandRugby Fri 26-Jun-15 08:01:22

They should be ok. For me it doesn't matter what type of Apple you use, I bake generic 'apple pies' rather than 'bramley apple pie'. I like a good mix of varieties grin

I don't know how you make your filling but if you stew your apples first you can pop them into a sieve or pour away some of the water/juice before putting into your pastry.

I just throw chunks of apple straight into the pastry but I use a really sturdy pastry that will take more juice if necessary.

lovecake Fri 26-Jun-15 08:01:34

Thank you for reply, I will go out today and source cooking apples. Thank you!

lovecake Fri 26-Jun-15 08:02:44

Oh cross post, I could try stewing these apples first and see how the taste... And then decide before putting in the pastry. Thanks

Greenrememberedhills Fri 26-Jun-15 08:04:47

I've made apple pies for years using all kinds of apples. Don't worry about it. Actually Granny Smiths are quite tart do I doubt you'd notice the difference.

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