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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
My Notes
serve warm with some cream

this is a very short, and very late post today – WordPress seems to be having a go slow 🙁

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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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Recipe For Apple Pie — 41 Comments

  1. Uma receita muito interessante. Anotei e pretendo fazer, ainda nesse final de semana. 🙂
    Obrigada por compartilhar

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    • meu prazer!

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  2. Your hand pies look delicious – I love baking pies, but have never made them mini. I’ll have to give it a try!
    Hannah sharing the blog ♥ Pizza RusticaMy Profile

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    • please let me know if you do! Thanks for the visit Hannah 🙂

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  3. 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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    • it is my pleasure Susan, and thanks for the visit 🙂

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  4. I live in Apple country as well Tandy and I’m definitely making these little pies. Delish!
    Karista sharing the blog ♥ Garam Masala Spiced Pear Galette with Dark Chocolate SauceMy Profile

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    • enjoy them!

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  5. 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.
    Sally – My Custard Pie sharing the blog ♥ Who can resist a pie?My Profile

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  6. 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! 🙂
    celia sharing the blog ♥ The Owl and the PussycatMy Profile

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    • Fuji’s are another variety I can enjoy – but nothing beats a Granny Smith 🙂

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  7. Apple pie. One of my all-time favourites, Tandy. Thank you!
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    • my pleasure Kate 🙂

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  8. Tandy – lovely apple pie – if only I could use pastry properly! Have a great week.

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    • Thank you Carole, cold hands are needed for pastry 🙂

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  9. Such a fun – and tasty – twist on the classic apple pie!
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    • Thank you Ashley 🙂

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  10. Lorraine’s recipes also work really well & I love your tasty filling too!

    MMM!

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    • it worked perfectly 🙂

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  11. I’m so glad that you liked the pastry recipe Tandy! And I’m going to try apples in winter next as yours look very tempting! 😀
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    • They were delicious 🙂

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  12. Look at both of us with our apple pies today!! I love how yours are portion-sized. 🙂
    Joanne sharing the blog ♥ Recipe: "Hot Buttered Rum" Apple PieMy Profile

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    • do you think it counts if you eat more than one of these?

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  13. I prefer starking or top reds and I always have apples in the fridge. The must stay nice and crisp. 🙂
    Lovely looking apple pies Tandy.
    have a super weekend.
    🙂 Mandy xo
    Mandy – The Complete Cook Book sharing the blog ♥ Chocolate TartMy Profile

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    • I also love the top reds and starkings 🙂

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  14. Its looks really nice Tandy!

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    • thank you Hope 🙂

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  15. Cute little pies!
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    • thank you, hope you are feeling better 🙂

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  16. I love this—what a great spin on a classic—and both your apple preferences are fantastic! and how pretty are pink lady’s?!
    The Squishy Monster sharing the blog ♥ White Chocolate Truffle CupcakesMy Profile

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    • I agree, Pink Lady’s are very pretty 🙂

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  17. These are adorable! I’ll have to take a look and see if I have time to make these!
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    • they were really easy to make 🙂

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  18. I love Pink Lady apples too. Your hand pies look fantastic!

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    • Thank you Sarah 🙂

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  19. Your little apple pies look exquisite my friend truly delicious 🙂

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
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    • thank you Uru 🙂

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  20. Pink Lady for crunching, and Granny Smith for baking. Yummy looking apple pies. 🙂
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    • I so agree AD 🙂

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  21. Short, sweet and perfect!
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    • which is all I can cope with right now as WordPress is taking forever to do anything!

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