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mini apple pies

Prep

1hr

Bake

15-20 mins

Serves

8 to 10

Difficulty

Medium
mini apple pies

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Buttery pastry and bake apple goodness in individual portions everyone will be sure to grab off the plate.

made using

Pure Cane Caster Sugar

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Step 1

Preheat your oven to 190°C (375°F) and grease a 12-hole muffin tin.

Step 2

In a large mixing bowl, combine the plain flour, Tate & Lyle granulated sugar, and salt. Add the cubed butter and rub it into the flour mixture using your fingertips until it resembles breadcrumbs.

Step 3

Make a well in the center of the mixture and add the beaten egg and cold water. Mix with a fork until the dough comes together. Gather the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling film, and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Step 4

In the meantime, prepare the filling. In a saucepan, combine the diced apples, Tate & Lyle light brown soft sugar, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes until the apples have softened slightly. Remove from heat and let it cool.

Step 5

Take the chilled dough out of the refrigerator and roll it out on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of about 3mm. Cut out circles slightly larger than the holes in the muffin tin.

Step 6

Line each hole of the muffin tin with a circle of dough, pressing it gently into the sides. Fill each pastry case with the cooled apple filling.

Step 7

Sprinkle a little Tate & Lyle demerara sugar over the top of each mini pie for a crunchy topping.

Step 8

Bake in the preheated oven for about 15-20 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown and the filling is bubbling.

Step 9

Remove from the oven and let the mini apple pies cool in the tin for a few minutes. Carefully transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Step 10

Serve the mini apple pies warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!

Ingredients – 6 items

Serving

1

Flour

Plain flour

225 g
Butter

Unsalted butter

125 g

Tate & Lyle Pure Cane Golden Granulated Sugar

50 g
Salt-table

Salt

1/2 teaspoon
Eggs

Egg

beaten

1
Water

Water

2 tablespoons

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Ingredients

For the base
Fairtrade Golden Caster Fairtrade Tate & Lyle Golden Caster Cane Sugar 75 g
Flour Self raising flour 75 g
Hazelnuts Toasted chopped hazelnut 50 g
Eggs Egg 1
Olive-oil Olive oil 60ml

For the Topping
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Cherries Cherries 250 g
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Sour cream 150 g
Eggs 1
Vanilla Vanilla extract 2tsp
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Step 2

Grease a 20cm (8”) round cake tin with a removable base.

Step 3

For the base, whisk the Tate & Lyle Golden Caster Sugar and the egg with the oil until thick and creamy.

Step 4

Put the hazelnuts and flour into a food processor and whiz until the nuts are finely chopped, then fold into the egg mixture. Spoon into the tin and level, then bake for 20 minutes.

Step 5

Meanwhile stone the cherries and halve if large. Place on kitchen paper to soak up some of the juices.

Step 6

Beat the sour cream, ricotta, vanilla extract, egg and Tate & Lyle Fairtrade Icing Cane Sugar until smooth. Pour over the base and scatter over the cherries. Return to the oven and cook for 25-30 minutes until the creamy topping is set.

Step 7

Allow to cool before removing from the tin.
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