Warm apple pie bites

Warm apple pie bites

From
Bitesize Sweet
Makes
15-16
Photographer
Marina Oliphant

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
20g unsalted butter
400g granny smith apples, peeled, cored and diced
45g soft brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, plus 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon extra, for coating
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 teaspoons cornflour
2 teaspoons finely grated orange zest
220g caster sugar
vegetable oil, for deep-frying

Dough

Quantity Ingredient
375g plain flour
2 teaspoons caster sugar
150g cold unsalted butter, cut into 12 pieces
125ml buttermilk

Method

  1. To make the dough, place the flour, sugar and butter in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add the buttermilk and pulse until the dough comes together to form a ball. Turn out onto a floured surface, shape into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Meanwhile, place the butter, apple, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg in a frying pan over medium heat and cook for 5–6 minutes or until the apple has softened. Combine the orange juice and cornflour to make a paste, add to the apple mixture and cook for 1 minute or until thickened. Add the orange zest and cool to room temperature.
  3. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to 3 mm and, using a 9 cm round cutter, cut out circles. Re-roll the scraps and repeat. Place 2 teaspoons of apple mixture in the centre of each circle, fold in half and pinch the edges together firmly to seal. Refrigerate for 15–20 minutes.
  4. Combine the caster sugar and extra cinnamon together in a shallow bowl and set aside.
  5. Heat the oil in a deep-fryer or large, heavy-based frying pan to 175°C. Deep-fry the pies, 3–4 at a time, for 1–2 minutes on each side or until lightly golden. Drain on kitchen paper, then roll in the cinnamon sugar to coat. Serve immediately.
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snacks
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