Free form apple pie

Free form apple pie




  • 2 sheets frozen sweet shortcrust pastry
  • 3 small red apples (Pink Ladies are my favourite)
  • 4 tablespoons almond meal
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon caster sugar
  • Thick cream or icecream, to serve


Preheat oven to 180°C.

Remove pastry sheets from freezer and lay on a bench to defrost.

Quarter and core apples, then thinly slice each quarter.

Sprinkle 2 tablespoons almond meal on each pastry sheet, leaving a 5cm border.

Pile on apples, sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar.

Fold up edges of pastry, doesn’t matter if it looks messy, that’s the whole idea.

Bake for 25-30 minutes until pastry is crisp, apples are tender and there is a fantastic aroma drifting through the house!

Serve hot with cream or icecream.


  • Make sure you get sweet shortcrust pastry, I have made this pie with unsweetened pastry, but it’s just not quite right.
  • You could always make your own pastry, if time permits.
  • Leftovers can be kept covered in the fridge and reheated the next night at about 150°C.
  • Recipe created by Melissa Hughes for Kidspot.


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