|2 ½ TBSP.|
ARVINDA’S AUTUMN APPLE SPICE
apples, finely diced
unbleached all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
cold salted butter, cubed
APPLE FILLING: In a large non-stick skillet, melt the butter on medium heat. Stir in the sugar, add ARVINDA’S AUTUMN APPLE SPICE and the apples. Cook for a few minutes until the apples soften and are cooked.
SHORTCRUST PASTRY: In a large bowl, add the flour, sugar and salt. Add the butter and using your fingers combine the butter with the flour. Add the milk to create a stiff dough.
Preheat the oven to 300F/150C/Gas Mark 2.
Flour a surface and roll out the dough ⅛-inch to ¼-inch thick. Using a 3-inch (8.5 cm) diameter cookie cutter cut the dough into circles. Take one circle and fill it with ⅛ cup of the apple filling. Place another circle on top and using a knife, create three slits to allow the steam to escape. Using a fork, crimp the pastry around the edges to seal the hand pie.
Bake in the center of the oven for 20 minutes or until the edges of the pastry are golden brown in colour.