Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Calories per serving: 387 (excluding ice-cream)
Cost per serving: £ 0.30p
200g plain flour
140 g butter
80g golden granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
Add the flour and room temperature butter into a bowl and crumb the butter into small pieces using a sprinkle motion to blend the butter into the flour until it has reached a fine grain like texture
The dry mixture should be form enough to stick together when pressure applied but will still crumble when rubbed.
Add about 4-5 dessert spoons of water and mix into a dough which is neither too dry which will crack or too wet which will be sticky to the touch.
Wrap dough into clingfilm and place in fridge for 15 minutes.
While the dough is chilling peel and chop the apples and add to pan with the cinnamon and 40g of sugar. Bring to the boil and simmer for 15 minutes or until the apples begin to soften. When part cooked remove from heat and drain. When cooled add the rest of the sugar. to the apples.
Remove dough from fridge and place two thirds of onto a lightly floured surface and roll out thinly. Use a round object like a cup to make discs the size of your tin.
Press the discs into lightly greased tin and then add the apple mixture leaving a gap at the top for the lids.
Use the last third of the dough to make the lids and press firmly onto the bases, sprinkle a little sugar onto the tops for a nice crunchy finish
Place into a preheated oven at 180 degrees or gas mark 4 for 45 minutes or until browned.
Freeze for an on hand tasty treat.
Served warm with ice-cream is great dessert your friends will love.
Add ginger instead of cinnamon and serve with coconut ice-cream for a yummy carribean style dessert.