Open Apple Pie Recipe
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:
Ah Caitriona, you should really consider making your own puff pastry as it is way nicer than shop bought. OK, it will be a tad more expensive (the price of butter here is beyond me!) but if you use the rough puff pastry method, it’s actually quite fast to make. See my post for details (you don’t have to have a Thermomix to make it, a good food processor works well too): http://journalofafrenchfoodie.com/2011/07/17/quick-puff-pastry/…
Nono I do make my own pastry but butter is incredibly expensive and making pastry is time consuming. I also don’t have a food processor. A sheet of ready rolled puff pastry costs 95c in the chilled cabinet. I can’t make mine as good quality at that price.
Fab will try out some of these at the weekend – there’s a tree in the garden which awaits plucking!!!
Yvonne you are so lucky. Enjoy!
Nice collection. Then there’s apple and cinnamon scones, fried apple and onions with everything from crispy bacon to pork chops, apple jelly (including herb jellies to go with savoury food, apple fritters. And more cider – juicing again today. Please will you come and collect some apples. Please? Pretty please?
Puff And Pie
Great! I just went on my phone & checked quick pie served for four, and i found this! My Tea Break was perfect today! Everyone enjoyed eating your open apple pie. Just got compliments. And thought to say it to everyone here.
– Pari Waston
Ah that’s great Pari. Delighted to hear it!