Two apple recipes in a row! I hope it’s not an excessive amount of for a few of you, clearly anybody that isn’t a fan of apples can have been fully postpone by these final two posts. I’m afraid you could have my leftover apple pie filling from the Chausson aux Pommes and a bag of wholemeal flour that wanted for use up, guilty for these pecan streusel apple pies.
I completely hate meals waste. I’ve baggage of bananas within the freezer, leftover streusel from this recipe, egg whites, any leftover greens from meals get saved up and become soup, and even higher bubble and squeak.
Since working from dwelling, I now determine what to have for lunch primarily based on what wants utilizing up first. Generally meaning I’ve scrumptious plates of cured meat, houmous, cheese, grapes and so forth. Different occasions it means utilizing up the can of rice pudding I discovered at the back of the cabinet near its use by date. Sorry Ambrosia, but it surely doesn’t style nearly as good now because it did after I was a baby.
The opposite beauty of these pecan streusel apple pies is that they freeze rather well as soon as baked. You’ll be able to then defrost them while you fancy a bit of deal with and they’re so scrumptious heat with a glug of double cream. The streusel topping is spiked with a bit of little bit of salt to offset the sweetness and so they come out wanting very appetising with little or no effort. There’s additionally no blind-baking required, simply be sure to cook dinner them till golden, giving them further time when you’re undecided.
The wholemeal pastry and streusel can create the phantasm of being extra cooked than they are surely. They received’t dry out due to the apple, however make sure you depart them to chill within the tin so the pastry cooks a bit of longer and isn’t soggy.
This recipe makes 12 beneficiant pies, a reality you’ll be glad for and any leftover streusel, pastry or pie filling all freeze rather well.
Pecan Streusel Apple Pies
- 230 g Wholemeal Flour
- 125 g Unsalted Butter diced, chilled
- 50 g Icing Sugar
- 1/2 tsp Blended Spice
- 1 Egg Yolk
- 2 tbsp Milk
- 250 g Bramley Apples
- 25 g Unsalted Butter
- 25 g Granulated Sugar
- 1/4 tsp Blended Spice
- 60 g Unsalted Butter melted
- 80 g Wholemeal Flour
- 55 g Granulated Sugar
- 1/4 tsp High-quality Salt
- 25 g Chopped Pecans
First make the pastry, place the flour and butter in a stand mixer with the beater attachment fitted. Gently combine till it resembles breadcrumbs.
Add the icing sugar and combined spice and blend by, then add the egg yolk and the milk and blend till it begins to kind a dough.
Take the dough and form it right into a block about 1cm thick, this may make it simpler to roll out later. Relaxation within the fridge for no less than 1 hour.
Subsequent make the apple filling as you need this good and chilly for while you use it. Place the apples, butter, sugar and combined spice in a saucepan and cook dinner over a low warmth for about quarter-hour till softened and pulpy. Place in a bowl and depart to chill, then switch to the fridge.
Lastly make the streusel, combine the flour, sugar and salt in a bowl after which pour over the melted butter. Utilizing a fork stir the combination till all of it clumps collectively. You want a mixture of small crumbs and massive chunks. Add the chopped pecans and stir them gently by the streusel. Put the streusel within the freezer for 10-15 minutes to chill.
When able to assemble, pre-heat the oven to 180C and take a 12 gap deep muffin tin and grease it with a bit of butter. Roll out the pastry to a thickness of round 1/2 a cm and utilizing a spherical cutter a bit bigger than your muffin tin holes, reduce out circles and fill every of the holes with pastry rounds.
Take care to not pierce the pastry, you may have to maintain rolling the scraps to get all 12 rounds. Utilizing a fork prick a number of holes within the base of the pastry.
Take the apple filling from the fridge and spoon it into the pastry holes, add a beneficiant quantity, however do not add an excessive amount of in order that it overflows. Take the streusel topping and sprinkle it over the apple filling.
Place the pies within the pre-heated oven and bake for 35-40mins or till golden, you need the pies to be golden on high and also you wish to make sure the pastry is cooked on the underside. When executed depart them within the tins to chill fully earlier than eradicating.
These could be saved within the fridge and eaten inside 2 days, or you possibly can freeze them and defrost them totally earlier than consuming. They’re good warmed within the oven and served with cream.
Thanks for studying.