Apple Day

Apple Pie

Apple Day 2018

August 2018

Saturday 20 October is the 25th Festival celebration of the Bramley Apple in Southwell. The 2018 Competition Schedule is available from County Office or you can copy the one with your WI secretary, or download from the Federation website - County Office, so that you can look at it at leisure Children in the 8 – 13 years age group have an Apple Crumble as their cookery class, most of them love making (and eating!) these so how about a few practice runs in the holidays? Speaking of practicing, the men’s cookery class is Butterscotch Bramley Muffins, good for picnics so perhaps the men in your life could have a try making them? Don’t forget the photograph with an apple theme while you are out and about – all ages can enter this.

Margaret Foss

Competition schedule, rules and entry form on County Office download page.


Bramley Apple Pies

  • Appearance: the pie can be decorated but may be left plain. If a glaze is used it should be applied evenly. The pie should be evenly baked.
  • Internal: the balance of pastry to filling is important, not too much pastry to apple. If flavourings are used they should be mixed evenly with the apple.
  • Taste: the flavour of the pastry must not overpower or 'fight' with the apple, some fats have a very strong flavour and the flavour of the filling is lost under this. If spices or other flavourings are used with the apple they should enhance the flavour of the apple, not overpower it
  • Baking: putting a baking sheet in the oven to heat up, and placing the pie directly onto that can assist the base to cook. If you cook the apple in advance ensure it is well drained and that it is cold when you put it in the pie.
  • Other baked entries: Lining papers should always be removed from the item before showing. The hints for the pies will be applicable for some other dishes cooked.
  • Preserves: The date the preserve was made MUST be written on a label on the jar. Jars should be filled to the top. Plastic or coated metal lids must be new and not have a wax disc under them. Curds must be covered with a wax disc and cellophane cover.

I hope this helps you when you are preparing your entries for any competition.

Margaret Foss