Baked Apples in Pastry

Recipe by ImPat
READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preaheat oven to 350F (160C fan forced, 175C conventional).
  • Sift the flour, salt and spices into a large bowl.
  • Cut the butter into dice and rub into the flour until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs (I would use a food processor on pulse to do this).
  • Mix in enought water to produce a smooth pliable dough.
  • Divide the dough into six pieces and roll out into a square approximately 8 inches.
  • Peel the apples with a sharp knife and carefully remove the centre cores with a apple corer.
  • Chop the prunes and the apricots and mix these with the raisins.
  • Place oe prepared apple into the centre of each pastry square, and fill the cavities with equal amounts of the dried fruit mixture.
  • Brush the edges of each square with a little water and draw them up and around the sides of the apples, sealing them well with a little water and trimming off the excess pastry to give a neat finish.
  • Roll out the pastry trimmings =, cut into decorative leaves and stick the leaves onto each apples for decoration.
  • Glaze each pastry apple with the beaten egg and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet.
  • Bake the apples in the preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Serve hot with the fresh cream and sprigs of fresh mint.
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