I am starting to love pastry again, initially I could not get my head around how you could replicate a rich buttery crust with one made of olive oil. Yet this one is satisfying and has a delicious crunch. As for apples, well you can not go past apples for comfort food for the soul.


Ingredients (makes 6 small apple pies)

  • 1 1/2 cups Chilled Plain Flour
  • 2/3 cup Chilled Olive Oil - place in freezer in takeaway container until congealed
  • Up to 1/2 cup Chilled water
  • 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 6 Granny Smith Apples
  • 1/3 cup Caster Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 Tablespoon Water
  • 1 Tablespoon Cornflour
  • Sprinkle Demera Sugar

Method

  1. In your kitchen whiz place the flour and whiz in olive oil until mixture resembles bread crumbs. Add Apple Cider Vinegar and continue to pulse the whiz.
  2. Add water one tablespoon at a time until mixture forms a ball. Divide the dough into two, wrap in cling wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Place all remaining ingredients into a saucepan on low heat for 10 minutes until apple is soft and all ingredients are combined. If too saucy I tend to drain before using mixture as a filling but that is a personal preference.
  4. Roll out pastry and line the 6 muffin holes. Once lined prick the bottoms with a fork or knife, use some pastry weights and blind bake in pre-heated oven at 160 degrees (fan-forced for 15 minutes).
  5. Then fill each pie shell and cover with a pastry lid. Pinch the edges together and make a slit in the top for steam to escape. Brush with some almond milk and sprinkle with demera sugar. Bake for 40 minutes on 160 degrees.


  • I can’t understand why you would need to chill the flour. I’m sure this would be tasty

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  • Looking forward to making them. Thanks for the recipe.

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  • This is a little different and interesting.

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  • This sounds really yummy

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  • Wow all homemade looks so tasty

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  • Yum, was just thinking of what to do with a bunch of apples the kids haven’t been eating for school.

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  • My hubby is a huge apple pie fan. Interesting and new pastry option.

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  • I like the pastry (although I would make it gluten free with for example almond flour) but the filling has so much sugar !! I would ditch the sugar all together and just sweeten it with cinnamon as I most of the time do. The same way you can get used to eating a lot of sugar (and less doesn’t taste very nice) you can get used to eating little or no sugar (and more doesn’t taste very nice)….

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  • I know olive oil pastry is better for you [they say] but look at all the sugar in it. I’d prefer to ditch the sugar and have butter personally. But then again, my ‘pies’ have whatever filling on the bottom and just a sheet of filo pastry for the top – even more healthy.

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  • I fear this may be beyond my skill level but they look soooooo good!

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  • Making my own pastry is such a satisfying task, Will definitely try your olive oil version. Apple Pie is definite comfort food, yum.

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  • I just love apple pies (with cream) – yum.

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  • Love home made apple pies and to try out a different pastry seems interesting.

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  • Sounds rather unique, thanks for sharing.

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  • These sound delicious. Nothing better than home made apple pies.


    • I have always adored Apple Pies. One of my favourite comfort foods!

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