And in rather sinister close-up:
If it wasn't such a gorgeous golden colour I would think it was a close-up of a teenage boy's face.
I loved eating it, but it wouldn't win any prizes in the home baking section of an A. and P. Show. I'm guessing that the main problem was that the pastry was "tough" which seems to be the ultimate crime in pastry making. Certainly no problem to eat, but it lacked the "short" quality of a good shortcrust pastry. And left a lot to be desired in flavour. So when I was out looking for communication motivators for my students (long, complex story - not really a bloggy one), I spotted this pretty book. It contains a recipe for apple pie, and many other delicious, traditional goodies. Just the thing, I thought.
I also found the latest (in NZ) copy of English Country Living. A glorious treat for later.