Recipe For Apple Pie

Six days after I posted my recipe for cream cheese pastry, Lorraine of Not Quite Nigella fame, posted her recipe for strawberry hand pies. The pastry recipe is so similar and as I had not thought about using ‘my’ version for sweet dishes I decided to give this a try. We live in apple country and there is a large variety of apples for us to choose from. I don’t usually stick to one variety for baking, but for eating I am very fussy. I like tart, crunchy apples and so my preference for raw eating is always Granny Smith, or Pink Lady.

What is your apple preference?

"Apple Pie"

Apple Pie

Apple Pie
 
Ingredients
For the pastry see NQN blog
For the filling
  • 1 apple, cored and chopped into bite size pieces
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup sugar - I used fructose
  • 40g dried cherries
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour mixed into 1½ tablespoons cold water
Method
For the pastry see NQN blog
For the filling
  1. While the pastry is in the fridge, put the apples, the lemon juice and the sugar into a sauce pan over a medium heat, and stir until the sugar dissolves
  2. Simmer for 10 minutes and then add the dried cherries
  3. Simmer for a further 5 minutes and then remove from the heat and add the vanilla extract and the ground cinnamon
  4. Allow to cool slightly and then add the cornflour mixture
  5. Leave to cool and preheat the oven to 180° Celsius
  6. Roll your pastry out on a floured surface and get it as thin as you possibly can and still be able to handle it
  7. Cut into rounds and then spoon as much of the fruit as you can into the middle of the pastry, making sure you can seal it properly
  8. Once sealed, place on a lined baking tray
  9. Bake for 20 minutes
Cooks Notes
serve warm with some cream

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I am submitting this recipe to Meeta’s Monthly Mingle, which is being hosted this month by The Well-Seasoned Cook

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  1. Too bad I can’t get Cox’s Orange Pippin in the States, but Granny Smith is my go-to apple, particularly for baking.

    Thanks, Tandy, for sharing these beautiful little hand pies for Monthly Mingle. The round-up will be online today.

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  2. As a young child I remember picking a Golden Delicious from the tree – and I can still recall the taste which lived up to the name. Sadly it was never, ever repeated with that variety which is tasteless in the shops. A Cox’s orange pippin is probably my favourite.
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  3. In our house, everyone loves Pink Ladies, although my eldest son is also partial to Fujis (which the rest of us find too sweet). Pete like Grannies, which originated only a few kilometres from where we live in NSW Australia! Lovely looking pies, Tandy! :)
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