Give apple pie the tray bake treatment. – by Better Homes and Gardens
This is hands down the easiest apple pie you will ever make, and also the fruitiest, thanks to the mixed berries. You just toss your filling ingredients in the roasting tray, pop squares of short crust pastry on top, bake, dish it up and accept all the compliments!
4 large Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, cut into 3cm dice
300g bag frozen mixed berries
¼ cup caster sugar
1 Tbsp cornflour
Finely grated zest and juice of 1 large lemon
2 tsp vanilla extract
1½ sheets frozen short crust pastry
1 free-range egg, lightly beaten
2 Tbsp raw sugar
Icing sugar, to dust
Custard, to serve
- Preheat oven to 190°C fan-forced (210°C conventional). Put apple, berries, caster sugar, cornflour, lemon zest and juice, and vanilla in a 30 x 25 cm roasting tray and toss well.
- Use a large knife to slice whole pastry sheet into 16 squares, and the half sheet of pastry into 8 squares.
- Arrange pastry squares on top of fruit mixture, slightly overlapping. Brush with egg and sprinkle over raw sugar. Bake for 45 minutes, or until pastry is golden and fruit is tender.
- Lightly dust with icing sugar and serve with custard on the side.
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