In Yorkshire and Lancashire, a piece of cheese is as common an accompaniment to apple pie as cream or custard. Wensleydale and Lancashire are particular favourites. Use Bramleys, Egremont Russets, James Grieve or Howgate Wonder for the filling.
Butter a 25cm (10inch) pie plate and reserve the rest of the butter. Divide the pastry in two, and roll out half of it to line the pie plate. Sprinkle the base of the pie with the ground almonds, to abso