Bake these delectable desserts in a muffin tray.
These mini apple pies are a delicious sweet treat.
LITTLE APPLE PIES
SERVES 12 PREP 20 MINUTES COOK 20 MINUTES
800g can sliced apples, chopped
1/3 cup almond meal (ground almonds)
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 sheets frozen shortcrust pastry, thawed
1 egg, lightly whisked
Icing sugar, to dust
Vanilla ice-cream, to serve
STEP 1 Preheat oven to 220ºC/200ºC fan forced. Grease a 12-hole (1/3-cup) muffin tray. STEP 2 Combine apple, almond meal, zest and cinnamon in a bowl. Using a 10cm round pastry cutter, cut 12 discs from pastry. Line prepared holes with pastry. Spoon apple mixture evenly into pastry cases.
STEP 3 Cut remaining pastry into 5mm strips. Arrange strips in a lattice pattern over filling. Press strips to edge of pastry cases to seal; trim excess. Brush with egg. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden. Stand in tray for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly. Dust with icing sugar. Serve with ice-cream.
Pop a little pie into a lunchbox for a sweet surprise!