I love to bake and cook, I’ve said that a few times already but I’m also a bit lazy so unless I’m making cheese straws (recipe to come soon) I generally don’t bother making my own pastry, I’ve done it a couple of times but honestly ready to roll stuff is just so easy. So whenever I make chicken and veggie pie, Cornish pasties or beef wellington I tend to have some leftover pastry so I whip up these apple pie bites and my hubby goes mad for them, as does the toddler.
They’re pretty versatile too, I’ve made them with puff and shortcrust pastry and I just use whatever apples are in the fruit bowl at the time. You’ll notice there’s no measurements because its really just shove it all in type of recipe and you can adjust it to your personal taste.So here’s how I made today’s ones;
Pastry (I used puff today but you can use shortcrust too)
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees (fan assisted) and line a baking tray with baking paper.
Roll pastry to a couple of millimetres thickness and cut into triangle shapes. sprinkle one side with demerara sugar and cinnamon (I’m quite generous with my sprinkling).
Peel apple and cut into segments, pop one segment at the bottom of your triangle with a knob of butter and roll up, folding in the ends. Don’t worry about any sugar on the outside or butter leaking it just caramelizes and adds to the scrummyness.
Pop on the tray and brush with milk (you can use a beaten egg but that seems like more work to me) and bake in the oven for 12-15 mins until nice and golden in colour.
Remove from tray and leave to cool a little and enjoy. I made 5 this morning and they were gone within minutes!