This is a ‘cheat’s recipe’ for apple pie… no pie crust to make!
(makes 4 individual apple pies)4 apples 3 tablespoons butter 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons sugar good quality orange marmalade 1 sheet frozen puff pastry
Mini pie tins like these, sprayed with baking nonstick spray
Remove puff pastry from freezer and lay out on countertop to defrost. As this is defrosting, peel the apples, then slice into thin slices or pieces. Over medium heat melt butter and sugar, then add in your apple pieces and cinnamon. Cook for five to ten minutes until apples are soft, then remove from heat.
Take your defrosted puff pastry, unfold and roll out so it is a square shape. Cut into four equal squares and drape each piece into each pie tin, pushing down with your fingers so they fill the tin entirely. Pinch off the excess by pushing down with your fingers, so the crust is flush with the rim.
Lightly spread the base of each pie with a small amount of softened marmalade (heat for 30 seconds or so in microwave). Take your apple mixture and distribute evenly amongst the four pie tins. Use the excess puff pastry and cut out fun shapes to adorn each pie.
At this point they should go into the fridge so they are nice and cold before baking.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees, take pies from the fridge and bake for approximately 15 minutes or so until puff pastry has risen, and the pie crust is nice and golden brown.
Serve with a healthy scoop of vanilla bean ice cream.