• Preparation Time 20 minutes, plus 15 minutes refrigeration
  • Baking Time 65 minutes
  • Makes 10 to 12 servings
  • Freezing Not Recommended


Follow our interactive recipe guides for fool-proof instructions that will make baking a breeze.


  • Crust
  • 2 cups Robin Hood® Original All Purpose Flour
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 cup All Vegetable Shortening, room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • Filling
  • 4 apples,  peeled, cored and thickly sliced
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp grated lemon zest
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 tbsp coarse sugar
  • Add Cranberries as optional garnish

Serving Size: 10 to 12 servings


Serving Size: 10 to 12 servings

  • Crust: Combine flour and salt in a large mixing bowl. Cut shortening into flour with pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Beat, in a small bowl, egg, water and vinegar together to blend. Pour liquid mixture over flour mixture. Stir with fork until moistened. On a piece of plastic wrap, flatten into a circle about 8” (20cm) Wrap and chill dough 15 minutes for easier rolling.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Filling: Combine apples, brown sugar, lemon zest and cinnamon together in a medium bowl.
  • Roll, on a lightly floured surface, refrigerated dough, into a 16” (40 cm) circle. Don’t worry if it comes out a different shape! Transfer pastry to prepared baking sheet.
  • In middle pastry, pile apples and other fruit in a 9” (23 cm) circle. Fold pastry up over apples, leaving a hole in the centre. Apples will show in the middle.
  • Brush pastry with beaten egg and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 375°F (190°C) and continue to bake for 40 to 50 minutes, or until crust is golden and apples are tender. Serve warm or room temperature, tastes delicious with ice cream.


You made
that look

Browse more must-make recipes.
You know you want to.

snap a pic and show it off!
Check out these classic recipes from Robin Hood®
View all
Bake fresh fruit into everything.
Back to top