By special request, I’ve collated some of my best apple recipes, along with a new recipe for an open apple pie, in the one spot. This will make it easy for that somebody who has a glut and there are a couple of savoury options as well as sweet. My big secret with apples is that I use them instead of a sweetener such as sugar or even honey in recipes. They boost the flavour in a sauce or a soup and I even use the peel to make my jams and marmalades set. It’s no wonder they are one of my favourite seasonal and Irish fruits!
*Cough* It is World Pi Day after all… ;)If you’re wondering what to do with your apples, here are some ideas for you to consider:
I’ve become a big fan the ready made puff pastry you can find in the chill cabinet. It is hands down the best value I can find and ideal for quick baking. I’m all for making items from scratch but I cannot make my own puff pastry with the kids hanging out of me. No matter how hard I try!
Open Apple Pie
- 1 roll puff pastry (remove from the fridge 30 mins before cooking)
- 4 apples, peeled
- 4 teaspoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
Preheat a fan oven to 160 degrees Celcius and line a baking tray with non stick baking paper.
Unroll the puff pastry and grab a side plate or saucer. Put the plate down as near to the edge of the pastry as you can then using a sharp knife, cut around the plate so you have a perfect circle. Repeat this for the rest of the pastry. Put any offcuts into a sandwich bag and return them to the fridge, you can use these again. Move the circles to the lined baking tray.
Core the apples, then slice them directly into the middle of the pastry circles. I used a large side plate and got 2 circles from my pastry – which will serve 2 adults each. Divide the apples between all the circles, leaving at least 2 cm gap from the edge. Sprinkle with sugar. Brush the edges of the circles with the melted butter. Using your fingers, pinch the edges up so you have an open parcel.
Brush the edges of the parcel with more melted butter and a very light sprinkling of sugar on top. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve hot or cold.
This is the 4th in my series of “leftover food” interested in checking out the other 3 dishes I made with the leftovers from a Lidl recipe booklet you can check them out below: