Published On: Fri, Mar 6th, 2020

Toffee apple pasties

Toffee apple pasties recipe by Tala

Comforting any time of year, these toffee apple pasties are simple to make and packed full of delicious flavour.

Toffee apple pasties

Toffee apple pasties

Servings 16
Author Tala

Ingredients

  • 250 g plain flour
  • 50 g lard, cut into pieces
  • 50 g butter, cut into pieces
  • 3 tbsp cold water
  • 1 free-range egg, beaten
  • demerara sugar, for sprinkling
  • 1 apple, peeled and chopped into little pieces
  • 4 toffees, cut into quarters
  • 1/4 tsp cornflour
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla paste
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C/Gas Mark 3. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper.

  2. Place the flour and fats into a food processor fitted with the chopping blade and whizz briefly, until the mixture looks like lumpy sand.

  3. Add the water and pulse briefly until the mixture can be pressed together into a dough. Turn out the mixture onto the counter top, use your hands to push it into a ball shape, then place it in the fridge while you prepare the filling.

  4. Put the chopped apple, cinnamon, vanilla paste and cornflour into the mixing bowl and mix thoroughly with a spoon.

  5. On a floured surface, roll out the dough and, using a 9½cm (3½in) circular cutter, cut out circles of pastry about 2mm thick.

  6. Place a dessertspoon of chopped apple into the centre of the pastry circle with a piece of toffee on top.

  7. Brush around the circumference of the pastry circle with beaten egg and fold in half to make a pasty shape. Press down to seal all the way round, then use a fork to press indentations around the edge.

  8. Paint beaten egg all over the surface of the pastry, sprinkle with demerara sugar, then bake for 15 minutes until golden brown.

As featured in October 2019 issue of Baking Heaven Magazine

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