Preparation / Directions:
Use a very deep pie dish, approximately 8 inches in diameter. Heat
the ale and 1 ounce of the sugar, stirring to dissolve, remove from
heat and add the cloves, nutmeg and cinnamon; leave to infuse for 2
hours. Wipe quarter and core the apples and place in the pie dish.
Sprinkle over the 3 ounces sugar and grated lemon zest. Pour over the
ale infusion. Roll out a good thickness of puff pastry to make a lid.
Moisten the edge of the dish to get a good seal. Crimp edges and
decorate as a desired. Bake in a preheated oven, 400F, Gas 6, 200C
for 30 minutes, then reduce to 350F, Gas 4, 180C for a further 30
Allow to cool a little beefore serving with custard, or cream, or
greek yoghurt, or ice cream or clotted cream!