Easy apple pies

Coles Cooking Club member Queenie Hearn shares her recipe for easy apple pies. These cute treats make for an irresistible dessert or afternoon tea, plus they’re so easy to do. To join the Club, go to coles.com.au/cookingclub.

8

15m

Note: + cooling time

25m

Ingredients

  • 2 Pink Lady apples, peeled reserving apple skin, cored, cut into 24 wedges
  • 3 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • Pink food colouring, to tint (optional)
  • 3 sheets frozen puff pastry, just thawed
  • 2 tbs apricot jam
  • 1 Coles Australian Free Range Egg yolk, lightly whisked

Method

STEP 1

Preheat oven to 200°C. Line a large baking tray with baking paper. Combine the apple wedges, apple skin and sugar in a bowl. Cover and cook in the microwave for 1 1/2 mins or until apple wedges begin to soften. Set aside to cool. Discard the apple skin. Combine the lemon juice and food colouring, if using, in a small bowl. Add to the apple mixture and stir to combine.

STEP 2

Place pastry on a clean work surface. Use a 7cm heart-shaped pastry cutter or knife to cut out shapes, reserving excess pastry. Use a small sharp knife to cut the bottom of the heart shapes to make the bottom of the apple. Cut apple stems from the reserved pastry.

STEP 3

Place half the pastry shapes on the lined tray. Place pastry stems on top and press gently to attach. Use a fork to poke a few holes in the pastry and brush with a little jam. Top each piece of pastry on the lined tray with 3 apple wedges, trimming to fit if necessary. Brush a little egg yolk along the edges of the pastry.

STEP 4

Use a small sharp knife to cut vertical slits on the remaining pastry shapes. Arrange over the apple mixture and use a fork to press along the edge to enclose filling. Brush the pies with a little egg.

STEP 5

Bake the pies for 18-20 mins or until light golden. Set aside to cool slightly.  

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