Reta’s Apple Pie

Preparation info
  • Makes


    large pies.
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Australian Blue Ribbon Cookbook: Stories, Recipes and Secret Tips from Prize-Winning Show Cooks

By Liz Harfull

Published 2014

  • About

When they hold a celebration out Crookwell way there is a fair chance guests get to taste one of Reta Beattie’s wonderful confections. Now in her 80s, Reta makes and decorates cakes for everything from the annual Lachlan Valley Australia Day celebrations to special occasions that trace individual lives.

No mean judge of all things baking, the local branch of the Country Women’s Association trusted her with their 90th anniversary cake. The self-taught decorator, who now teaches cake