Free-form apple pie

Recipe: Free-form apple pie


  • 2 cups (320g) wholemeal plain flour
  • 80g Becel diet polyunsaturated reduced fat spread
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) chilled Berri apple juice
  • 3 Granny Smith apples, quartered, core removed
  • Large pinch ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp demerara sugar
  • Norco Light Prestige (Low GI) rich vanilla ice cream, to serve


  1. Place the flour and margarine in the bowl of a food processor. Process until fine crumbs form. Add the apple juice and process until the mixture just comes together. Knead the dough lightly.
  2. Roll out pastry on a sheet of non-stick baking paper to make a 30cm circle. Place onto a baking tray and refrigerate for 15 minutes. Preheat oven to 180°C. Cut each apple quarter into four wedges.
  3. Place the apples in a large bowl. Add the cinnamon and toss to coat. Pile the apples onto the centre of the pastry, leaving a 7cm border.
  4. Sprinkle over the demerara sugar. Fold over the edges of the pastry to partially enclose the apples. Bake for 40-45 minutes. Serve with the ice cream.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: dessert

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

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