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Individual apple and cinnamon pies

Individual apple and cinnamon pies

6
Points®
Total Time
55 min
Prep
25 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
8
Difficulty
Easy
Make these fun mini apple pies to delight your friends and family at your next gathering or simply keep all to yourself. We save time here by using store-bought pastry and then fill it with a cinnamon-spiked filling made with fresh apples. The apple cider will give the pies a deeper apple flavour, but you can substitute apple juice if needed since it’s so widely available. All offer their own unique flavours but are firm enough to hold up well in the heat of the oven. These pies get finished off with a dusting of icing sugar for a pretty presentation.

Ingredients

Red apple, peeled

680 g, Royal Gala variety, peeled, diced

Brown sugar

2 tbs, dark variety

Apple cider vinegar

1½ tbs

Ground cinnamon

1 tsp

Lemon juice

½ tsp

Cornflour

1 tsp

Reduced-fat shortcrust pastry

1½ sheet(s), (270g)

Oil spray

1 x 3 second spray(s)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 220°C. Lightly spray 2 x 6-hole (¾-cup capacity) muffin tins with oil.
  2. Place apples, sugar, vinegar, cinnamon, lemon juice, and a pinch of salt in a small saucepan. Cook over a low-medium heat, stirring frequently, for 5 -10 minutes, until apples begin to soften. Combine cornflour with 1 teaspoon water in a small cup, add to apples and stir to combine.
  3. Using a 10cm cookie cutter cut 8 circles out of the pastry (re-roll scraps with a rolling pin as needed). Place pastry circles in the bottom of the prepared muffin holes, press down on the base and slightly up the sides. Divide apple mixture among pastry cases.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, until pastry is browned and filling is bubbling. Set aside to cool Allow to cool, before removing from the pan. Store at room temperature until ready to serve.