As Easy as Apple Pie

If you were a type of pie what would you be?  My granddaughter Harper gave me a lovely little book for Christmas called “What I LOVE About You Grandma”.   On each of the 50 pages there is a prompt sentence and a place where she could write her response.  They all brought so much joy to me when I read them.  But one page in particular gave me a chuckle. “Grandma if you were a pie you’d be…” and she wrote “apple”.

I do LOVE apple pie, because I love apples.  I have shared some apple recipes on the blog before, Here, here here and here.  Some are naughty and some are nice, some are savory and some are sweet recipes.   But my fav apple post ever is inspired by my favorite book ever, called The Giving Tree.  And yes that post also has a fab recipe.

Today I am giving you a recipe for the quickest apple pie ever, so easy to make.  In fact let’s call it Easy Peasy Apple Pie then shall we? Oh and they are handy individual portions!  It’s not the traditional apple pie your granny makes with shortcrust pastry.  It is baked with a ready made puff pastry.  But if you are so inclined you can also make the puff pastry from scratch.  However, as much as I love the process of homemade puff pastry, it isn’t quick. Therefore the name would have to be changed to protect the innocent!

Easy Peasy Apple Pie

Ingredients:

1 sheet (rectangular in shape) of frozen puff pastry thawed (320 g or 11.3 ounces)

3  small or 2 medium apples of your choice, my fav is Gala

1/3 cup (60 g) brown sugar

2 Tbsp flour

1 tsp cinnamon

½ tsp ground nutmeg

1 tsp freshly squeezed lemon juice

egg wash (1 egg, cracked into a bowl and whisked with a drop of water)

1 Tbsp granulated sugar

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350F/180c

Peel the apples and cut them into small diced chunks, discarding the core.

In a bowl toss the diced apples with the lemon juice. Then toss in the brown sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set the bowl aside.

Roll the thawed puff pastry onto a lightly floured surface and cut into 8 equal portions.

Place one portion onto a parchment paper lined baking tray (or a silicone pad if you have one).

Top the middle of the pastry with a large Tbsp of the diced apples mixture. With a pastry brush, brush all around the edges, the outer frame, of the pastry portion but not getting on the apple mixture.

Take another portion of pastry and place on top of the other pastry and press down with your fingers along the edges (the frame) so that the part you egg washed will act like a glue. Then take a fork and pinch the edges all the way around the pastry to firm up the two portions of pastry together to make a parcel.

Make a small cut on the top of the pastry and fold it back a bit to allow an opening.

Brush some egg wash on the whole top of the apple pie parcel. Sprinkle the parcel with a pinch of the granulated sugar.

Continue with all of the pastry and apple mixture in the same way. Will make four apple pie parcels.

Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until nice and golden.

I served these individual pies with vanilla ice cream and drizzled them with warmed salted caramel sauce.  Both can be store bought or made from scratch as well.  However, in my experience, people often want a simple dessert that doesn’t take all day to make but looks like it did!  If you can relate, then this the perfect recipe for you.  And you can thank me in advance because your house will smell amazing!  My hubby loved this dessert so much he had a second portion. Ah good man, he’s the apple of my pie!

Apple-y Sweet LOVE,

YDP

P.S. So tell me, it’s your turn…if you were a type of pie, what type would you be? Leave a comment below with your answer and you will be in to win a goodie!

35 thoughts on “As Easy as Apple Pie

  1. This is such a great quick recipe and it’s one I think even I could manage so it’s already on my ever growing recipes to try list!

    If I were a pie I think it’d be a cherry pie… Or strawberry as my late grandad and my dad used to call me Sally Strawberry because of my red hair 💕

  2. They look so delicious Karen. If I were a Pie, it would also have to be apple pie. My grandmother used to make the best apple pie when I was younger & I have fond memories of her making it when I finished school, the beautiful smell it made when it was in the range cooking and then devouring it when it was ready. If we ever went out for lunch somewhere our dessert would always be Apple pie & fresh whipped cream. Still to this day it’s my favourite dessert of all time. My mom & Granda also make great ones but I love that everyone makes it in their own unique way. X

  3. I’d be cheese pie! I love it anyway. But also I can get a bit cheesy lol. Too “nice” or “polite” or something. That’s not an apology, I’m happy as I am! Cheesy (pie)!

  4. I know it’s the same as you Karen but I would be apple pie too. My nana molly used to make apple tarts and would always let me help her make the pastry and sugar the apples 🍎

  5. If I were a summertime pie, I would be rhubarb and strawberry but in winter I would be a chicken, mushroom and scallion pie! Love your apple pie though!

  6. I’d have to be a Bakewell Tart / Pie. It’s full of sweet childhood memories! There’d be no almond in the topping as my mum didn’t make it that way & it was the best 🙂 (plus I’ve an intolerance to nuts :-P)

  7. Thank you Karen easy peasy apple pie can’t wait to bake it. My all time favourite is Succulent chicken and leek pie with a creamy mushroom sauce. Oh man!!!cant beat a good ck pie. Dessert would have to be ur good ole apple pie. 😘😘💞💞

  8. Yummy this looks so fab! I think I would be a salted caramel pie although any pie would do as I Love all types 😊😊

  9. Oh I love all types of pies, from sweet to savoury, but if I were a pie I’d have to choose pecan & maple. It’s not as mainstream as the rest but is just as nice! 😉

  10. Hi Karen, I’d be a Shepard pie as it is my kids favourite dinner and we eat it at least once a week! Full of tasty veg, we all LOVE it ❤️

  11. Ooooohhh! I think if I’d to choose I’d be a peach and raspberry pie 😍 Love these two fruits especially combined.. mind you it’s not a pie I’ve come across yet 😂 My mum loves to bake, maybe I’ll ask her to give it a go 🌟

  12. Oh man to be a pie!! Or just to have pie everyday. Hard decision to make, I’ve been lucky to come from a family of pie lovers but definitely think lemon meringue is right up there with my favs, so that’s what I’ll go with. I’d happily wear a hat of fluffy white meringue….noms!!

    Love your apple pie recipe too, will give it a whirl this weekend

    🙂

  13. I would be a Salted Caramel Pie. I am not always easy to handle – but I am worth it in the end! I also like to think that in my life I wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea but in recent years I have become more of what people like to see – just like Salted Caramel!

    And also because I love to make people smile and oh nelly does Salted Caramel make me smile!

  14. Mmmm…..pie! I love nothing more than walking into my parents house and the smell of rhubarb pie hits you. Served warm, straight from the oven, with vanilla ice cream. I live 4 doors away and if we don’t call down, dad drops it up to us! #rhubarbpie #madewithlove

  15. This sounds delish and quick. Can’t wait to give it a try.
    Hmmm if id to be a pie I’d be an apple pie mmmm love love love apple pie 😍💖 xx

  16. I would be rhubarb pie, I may not be everyone’s choice but I never let down those who choose to love me 😁💕

  17. I’m probably a bit late here, but I would have to be a wimberry pie! It’s my absolute favourite. Our local market has the best old fashioned version with crumbly shortcrust pastry and just the right amount of sweet and tangy. Oh gosh, I’m so hungry now…

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