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Cranberry and apple Christmas pie


These pies are delicious and simple to make. Nice for a Christmas treat

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  • 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


servings 4
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 20mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Cranberry and apple Christmas pie - Step 1

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

Step 2

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.

Step 3

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.

Step 4

Bake the pies in the oven gas mark 6/ 200C for 20-25 minutes. Cool the pie on a wire rack.

Step 5

Decorate the top of the pie with icing sugar mix with water.


Star shapes pastry shape can also be used

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