Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Apple Pie Slice




If I want to eat a piece of fruit, an apple is not usually my first choice. I'll go for a banana, strawberries, grapes, stone fruit or a pear before I  reach for an apple.  But cooked apple, well that's a different story!

I love stewed apples, apple sauce, apple pie, apple danish, apple turnovers, apple slice...you get the picture.

But the problem with cooked apples is the coring and peeling required - two tasks I find very tedious.  So when I can get my hands on tins of pie apples at the same price as fresh apples, I load up.  I know fresh apples are best, but I do love the ease and convenience of the tinned ones.  And as it happens, at the moment I have quite a lot of tinned apples to enjoy and this apple pie slice is one of my favourite ways to use them.

Apple Pie Slice

It's an apple slice based on a traditional apple pie. It's not as clean as my Healthy Apple Crumble Slice but the sugar content is still pretty low for a sweet slice and anything with apple has to be good for you...right?!?

I prefer to use a slightly larger pan than the 20x30cm I have stated in the recipe.  But to fit the bigger pan you have to really work the pastry to make it fit and it will obviously result in a thinner layer of pastry.  Select your pan based on how thick or thin you would like the pastry layers to be.

Apple Pie Slice

The recipe is adapted from one I cut out from the Herald-Sun newspaper, but unfortunately I can't find the original source on-line anywhere.

Apple Pie Slice

Apple Pie Slice


Prep time: 15 mins plus chilling
Cook time: 30 minutes

Ingredients
  • 1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour
  • 2/3 cup plain flour
  • 80g cold butter, chopped
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked
  • 40mL milk
  • 800g tin pie apples
  • 2/3 cup almond meal
  • 1/4 cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
Cooking Directions
  1. Put flours, butter, sugar and milk in a food processor and pulse blend until mixture clumps.
  2. Remove and knead into smooth, firm dough. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees.
  4. Halve the dough and roll out to cover the base of a 20x30cm slice pan.
  5. Meanwhile combine apples, almond meal, cinnamon and vanilla extract. Mix well and spread over pastry in pan.
  6. Roll out remaining dough and place over apples.
  7. Brush with a little milk and sprinkle with extra cinnamon and/or sugar.
  8. Bake for about 30 minutes.
  9. Cool for 10 minutes before cutting.
How do you like your apples?

Linking up with 'I Blog on Tuesday' and 'Fabulous Foodie Fridays'

Keep smiling
Dani

13 comments :

  1. I ate some nasty apple cake from a neighborhood bakery today. I would have much preferred one of your apple slices. They look really yummy!

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    1. Thanks Vicki, it is one of my favourites. I just eat too much to make it too often!

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  2. Oh man, that sounds so delish! I am gonna have to pin this one for trying later!
    Visiting from #teamIBOT today x

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    1. Thanks for visiting Kylie, I always appreciate a pin!

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  3. Yummo, I am on the lookout for new recipes at the moment! I really like your blog and will be back for a bit of a browse!!

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    1. Thanks so much, that makes me very excited to hear! I hope you find something to inspire you :)

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  4. It was a little hard to find your comment button but I'm here now. This looks wonderful. Australians love their slices. I've never had this, only apple pie or strudel. Looks like a fun alternative. - Peachy Keen Mumma

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    1. I've never really thought about it, but now that you say it, slices are very Australian! I'll look at changing the colour of the comment button, I appreciate your feedback :)

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  5. Oh this makes my mouth water! It also makes me nostalgic for the bakery in my childhood and their apple slice.
    Dani from Sand a Has No Home

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  6. Ooh that looks delicious! I love anything baked apple!

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  7. My dear male only eats an apple that is cooked. This slice should be ideal.

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  8. Oh my goodness!!! Yum! This reminds me of a slice I used to buy at our local bakery when I was little. Can't wait to try it out - I have lots of apples in the fruit bowl at the moment so it will be perfect!! Thanks so much for linking up with our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party! xx

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  9. I much prefer baked apple too! I can't believe I've never used tinned apple before though, it's so perfect for baking! Thanks for yet another beautiful recipe to add to my to-bake-list x

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