Product Type: Aunt Bessie's Dessert / Yoghurts
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Aunt Bessie knows how to make a nice enough pie!
Aunt Bessie's Bramley Apple Pie
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Aunt Bessie's Bramley Apple Pie
Advantages: Easy to bake, tastes nice enough
Disadvantages: The pastry doesn't carry alot of flavour in my opinion
From time to time I crave sweet things and tonight was one of them times so I nipped to my local Tesco Express store and picked one of these up for £1.52 knowing I had some tins of custard in already and got this to share with my best mate with a cuppa while watching dvds lol.
The pie came in a dark blue blue box and on the front of it we are told that it is Aunt Bessie's Scrumptious Bramley Apple Pie 'Family Size' and that it is 605g in weight and there is a picture drawn on of a lady with a mixing bowl who I guess is Aunt Bessie! On the back of the box other information listed includes being told a bit about the pie, the ingredients and allergy adivce is give along with cooking instructions, there is an at a glance nutritional chart shown along with a full one and contact details for the manufacturer are listed. Nice enough informative packaging this is and it looks nice quality too.
The Pie Itself:
The pie is made from shortcrust pastry and filled with Bramley apples (31% of apples to be precise) and to cook this you simply pop it on the oven on a baking tray in the foil tray it comes in and glaze it with egg or milk and sprinkle it with sugar (substitute or none at all is fine to its your choice of course) and it goes a nice golden brown in 50-55 minutes.
The pie is rather large and bigger than I expected too and easily gives four generous portions though I ate half as did my mate (greedy or what lol!?).
The pastry is crispy in part and slightly flaky on the outside and nice and thick with it on the inside being a lot softer as that is where the filling is encased. The pie has a top and a bottom so leave it to cool and then you can slice it nicely though if you want it warm it does tend to fall apart and become rather messy looking.
The pastry doesn't taste all that much though. Its not sweet or buttery or anything and the main of the flavour of this comes from the somewhat slushy apple pie filling which is nicely sweet in a natural way with a hint of sharpness and its actually really plentiful and tasty.
I actually rather liked this pie and found it to be of good quality if not a little plain on flavour though I did pep it up with plenty of hot custard and I really did enjoy it! This is what it is and thats a simple apple pie, not quite as good as a home made apple pie but pleasant and tasty enough!
Nutritional Information Per 1/4 Portion:
Available in all good supermarkets etc.
Summary: Nice enough, try smothering it in cream or custard for extra flavour!
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