Quick & Easy

Apple, date and orange pie

The addition of dates and orange rind gives this otherwise traditional apple pie a wonderful, distinct flavour.
apple, date and orange pie




1.To make pastry, process dry ingredients and butter until crumbly. Add egg yolk and the water; process until combined. Knead on floured surface until smooth. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes.
2.Place apples with the water in large saucepan; bring to the boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 5 minutes. Add dates; simmer a further 5 minutes. Drain; stir in caster sugar and rind. Cool.
3.Preheat oven to 220°C (200°C fan-forced). Grease deep 25cm pie dish.
4.Divide pastry in half. Roll one half between sheets of baking paper until large enough to line dish. Spoon apple mixture into dish; brush pastry edges with egg white.
5.Roll remaining pastry large enough to cover filling. Press edges together. Brush pastry with egg white; sprinkle with demerara sugar.
6.Bake 20 minutes. Reduce oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced); bake a further 25 minutes.

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