Rustic apple cinnamon pie with honey yoghurt cream

How good is apple pie? Its a classic for a reason!
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 6
Kid Friendly


  • 125 g cold butter diced
  • 1 tablespoon icing sugar
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 tablespoons water


  • 4 Granny Smith or cooking apples
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • ¼ cup caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated zest of lemon
  • 1 egg beaten with 1 Tbsp milk
  • 2 tablespoons caster sugar for sprinkling

Honey yoghurt cream

  • ½ cup cream
  • ½ cup vanilla yoghurt
  • 1 tablespoon runny honey
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon


  • To a food processor add butter, icing sugar and flour and pulse until mixture forms fine crumbs. In a small bowl, beat egg yolk and water with a fork until combined, then add to processor and pulse until mixture starts to clump (add another 1 Tbsp water if needed).
  • Transfer pastry to a lightly floured surface and gently knead into a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap (or place in a ziplock bag) and chill for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 185°C and line an oven tray with baking paper.
  • Peel, core and slice apples and place in a large bowl. Sprinkle with cinnamon, cornflour, sugar and zest and toss to mix.
  • Roll out pastry to about 40cm x 30cm to make a rough, rustic rectangle or oval, and transfer to lined tray. Arrange the cinnamon apples down the centre, then carefully fold the pastry over the filling, covering about half the apples. Brush pastry with egg-and-milk mixture and sprinkle with caster sugar.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes or until the pastry is golden and the apples tender.
  • Serve warm with honey yoghurt cream.
  • To make the honey yoghurt cream, whisk together cream, vanilla yoghurt, runny honey and cinnamon until soft peaks form.


Granny smith apples are the best for this pie recipe. They hold their shape well when cooked so that you get a nice texture that isn’t mushy.
In this recipe you make the pastry yourself, but if you don’t want to do that then sweet shortcrust pastry will work well. Or flaky if you’d prefer that. or even filo for a lighter dessert.
I love the rustic look of this apple pie – I think it looks way cooler than one that’s been perfectly made in a tin!
If you want a proper apple-themed dessert, serve with my apple and thyme hot toddy. If you like this recipe, you’ll also like my apple pastry rosettes for a quick, fun treat.