Recipe type: Dessert
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
- 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!
- Remove from heat and stir in cinnamon, cloves, walnuts and flour.
- Cool completely.
- Cut pre-rolled pastry into two large circles. Use the biggest plate or bowl you can and a sharp knife.
- Place one circle on a sheet of baking paper on a flat baking tray.
- Top with apple filling, keeping 1" clear around the edge and press it level.
- Place the other circle on top and press the edges together till sealed.
- Using a small bowl, trace a faint circle in the centre.
- Then with a sharp knife cut out from the circle forming 16 slices.
- 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
- Next, turn each slice on its side to expose the filling.
- Brush lightly with beaten egg and milk.
- Bake at 200C for 30 minutes till golden and puffed, if browning too quickly you may need to turn down your oven a bit.
- Allow to cool on a rack before serving.
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