Apple and Walnut Pie

This pie resembles a strudel but is a lot simpler to make.

Ingredients (Serves 6)

  • 1 cup pie apple, diced (‘no added sugar’ variety)
  • 1 cup walnut pieces
  • 2 tablespoons sultanas
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4 sheets filo pastry, cut in half (8 pieces in total)
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 170 C.
  2. Mix apple, walnuts sultanas and cinnamon in a bowl.
  3. Brush a 23cm pie dish with a little melted butter. Line it with 4 pieces of filo pastry, brushing the top sheet with a little butter.
  4. Spoon the apple and nut mixture onto the pastry base. Spread it evenly.
  5. Cover the fruit and nut mixture with the other 4 pieces of pastry. Brush the first three pieces with a little melted butter. Brush the fourth piece of pastry (the piece which goes on the top) with a little milk.
  6. Trim excess pastry around the rim of the pie plate. Brush the edges with milk so that they stick together.
  7. Bake for 40 minutes, until pastry turns a golden brown colour.
  8. Serve warm or at room temperature. It is particularly good with vanilla ice cream, cream, or natural yoghurt with a little honey stirred through it.