Diet Pie
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 8
So named at quilt class, cause there are no calories whilst stitching, right?
  • 3 medium granny smith apples, peeled, cored and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons currants
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves, ground
  • 2 tablespoons walnuts, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon plain flour
  • 2 sheets puff pastry
  • egg and milk wash
  1. Simmer apple, water, lemon juice, sugar and currants for 5 minutes till apples are tender but still hold their shape. Watch they don't burn! Add a tablespoon of water if that looks likely!
  2. Remove from heat and stir in cinnamon, cloves, walnuts and flour.
  3. Cool completely.
  4. Cut pre-rolled pastry into two large circles. Use the biggest plate or bowl you can and a sharp knife.
  5. Place one circle on a sheet of baking paper on a flat baking tray.
  6. Top with apple filling, keeping 1" clear around the edge and press it level.
  7. Place the other circle on top and press the edges together till sealed.
  8. Using a small bowl, trace a faint circle in the centre.
  9. Then with a sharp knife cut out from the circle forming 16 slices.
  10. At this point you may need to chill the pastry again if it's a bit floppy before proceeding, place baking paper with tart/ pie on a plate into the fridge or freezer to firm up the pastry a bit. When cooled slide paper back onto baking tray
  11. Next, turn each slice on its side to expose the filling.
  12. Brush lightly with beaten egg and milk.
  13. Bake at 200C for 30 minutes till golden and puffed, if browning too quickly you may need to turn down your oven a bit.
  14. Allow to cool on a rack before serving.
Recipe by Lorena Uriarte at