New Zealand Woman’s Weekly
Apple, cheddar & thyme pies
The crazy combo of apple and cheese is a favourite of mine.
2 sheets puff pastry
60g aged cheddar, grated
2 Granny Smith apples,
peeled and thinly sliced
3 tbsp walnuts, chopped
4 tsp crème fraîche
Milk to brush the pastry
Few sprigs of fresh thyme Icing sugar, to dust 1 Preheat oven to 180°C.
2 Roll out the pastry to slightly thinner than it comes. Use a 10-12cm saucer to cut out 8 pastry circles.
3 Transfer 4 circles to a lightly floured oven tray. Sprinkle cheese over the four circles, leaving a 1cm border. Layer with apples slices on top, then the walnuts and crème fraîche. With a pastry brush, sweep the edges with milk. 4 Use a sharp knife to make 3- 4 cuts in the remaining pastry circles and carefully place on top of the filling. Use a fork to press the edges together to seal.
5 Brush the tops with milk and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden.
6 Sprinkle with thyme while still warm, then dust with icing sugar to serve.