Deconstructed Apple Pie - Easter 2019
30 min
4
All Year

Take a break from chocolate this holiday and enjoy a healthier version of apple pie. This festive dessert features seasonal apples simmered with sugar and cinnamon and topped with whole wheat pastry crumbs and vanilla yoghurt.

A pair of pastry bunny ears make this extra special for the little ones!

Method

For the Pastry

  1. Preheat oven to 230C. In a large bowl, sift together the flours and salt. Stir in the olive oil and water and work the dough into a ball.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough to ¼ inch thick and place on a parchment lined baking tray. Cut out 8 small bunny ear shapes and place on the baking tray to beside of the rest of the pastry.
  3. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Break the cooled pastry (except the ears) into small pieces. Set aside.

For the Apple Filling

  1. To a large bowl, add the diced apples, flour, sugar, salt and cinnamon. Stir until the apples are evenly coated.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium. Add the apple mixture and cook for 5 minutes, or until the sugar has started to melt. Add the water and cover the pan for 5 minutes to allow the apples to soften, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.

To serve

  1. Add the warm apple mixture to the bottom of 4 heat proof cups.
  2. Top with pastry pieces, yoghurt and bunny ears. Enjoy!

Notes | because the pastry is going to be broken into pieces, there is no need to roll it perfectly.

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