Deep Dish, Low Fat, Apple Pie
||and cook: approx 50 minutes
Low fat apple pie for those veggies on a diet too.
2lbs/908g cooking apples
2 tbsp lemon juice
4 tbsp + 1 tsp Canderel
1 tsp ground cinnamon
Pinch of ground cloves
6 x 1/2oz/14g sheets of filo pastry
1 medium egg, beaten
1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5. Peel, core and thinly slice the apples. Place in a mixing bowl and toss with the lemon juice, sultanas, 4 tbsp Canderel and spices.
2. Pack the apple mixture into a 2pt/1.2litre ovenproof pie dish. Cover the top with foil and bake in the oven for 30 minutes.
3. Brush each sheet of filo pastry with egg and scrunch up each sheet separately to form a flower-like ball. Once the apple has cooked for 30 minutes, raise the oven temperature to 200°C/400°F/Gas 6. Remove the foil and arrange the filo over the top to cover the apple completely. Brush with more egg and return to the oven. Continue to cook for 15 minutes until golden.
4. Sprinkle with the remaining Canderel and serve hot. If you wish, accompany with very low fat natural fromage frais flavoured with a few drops of vanilla essence.
Variation: Replace half the apples with ripe pears and use ground ginger instead of cinnamon.
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