250 gr flour
200 gr margarine cut in little pieces *
8 teaspoons of icewater
pinch of salt
1 1/2 kilo apples
80 gr sugar
2 teaspoons of lemon juice
2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon of ground ginger
1 egg yolk
baking tin of 30 cm
Mix the flour,salt and margarine then add spoon by spoon the ice water until you can make a firm ball. Wrap the ball up in cling film and leave it to rest in fridge for an hour.
While the dough rests peel the apples and slice them in thin slices, mix them with the lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon and ginger.
Preheat the oven on 200 degrees Celsius.
Butter the baking tin.
Take about 2/3 of the dough and roll it out big enough to dress the baking tin and dress it.
Put the apple mixture in the dressed baking tin.
Roll the remaining 1/3 of the dough out to make a lid and close the pie with the lid.
Roll up a little piece of aluminum foil to make a kind of chimney out of it. Place the chimney in the middle of the pie.
Decorate if you like with left over pieces of dough. Brush the cake with egg yolk and place it for about 45 minutes in the oven.
*Edit March 1st 2016: Note that, since I originally posted this recipe, I stopped using margarine (for health reasons) and use only butter or oil in my baking. For more info https://jyothi.muscetta.com/why-i-stopped-using-margarine/