Cranberry and apple Christmas pie
These pies are delicious and simple to make. Nice for a Christmas treat
- For the short crust pastry:
- 200g plain flour
- 50g lard
- 50g margarine
- 1 pinch of salt
- 8 teaspoon of cold water to mix
- For the filling:
- 4 tablespoon cranberry sauce
- 4 tablespoon apple sauce
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 20mins
Cost Average budget
Place flour, salt, lard and margarine in a food processor. Blitze for 4 seconds. Add in water and blitze for another 4 seconds till the mixture form a dough. Remove the dough from the processor, cover and leave to chill in the fridge for 30 minutes
Remove pastry out of the fridge. Roll out the pastry and line 4x10cm loose-based tartlet tins. Mix the apple and cranberry sauce together. Divide the apple and cranberry between the pastry cases.
Roll out the excess pastry and use a Christmas tree cutter and cut them into 4 pastry shapes. Place a pastry shape on top of each pie.
Bake the pies in the oven gas mark 6/ 200C for 20-25 minutes. Cool the pie on a wire rack.
Decorate the top of the pie with icing sugar mix with water.
Star shapes pastry shape can also be used