80ml hot water
200g plain flour
2 cooking apples
5 tbsp caster sugar
2 tbsp cornflour
Egg for egg wash
2-3tbsp Demerara sugar to top
⁃ Heat your water and butter in a pan until melted but don’t let it boil.
⁃ Mix with your flour and salt until a smooth dough forms and knead lightly.
⁃ Squidge the dough into 8 muffin tins using either a mould or your fingers.
⁃ Roll out the remaining dough and make 8 lids just larger than your muffin tin tops.
⁃ Mix your apple, sugar, cornflour and cinnamon together and spoon generously into the muffin tin. (If using cooking apples this will shrink considerably.)
⁃ Press down the lids around each pie and make a small hole in the top with a sharp knife.
⁃ Egg wash over the top of each pie and sprinkle with a little Demerara sugar.
⁃ Bake at 180°C for 25-30 minutes until the tops are a golden brown.
⁃ Leave to cool in the tin then run a sharp knife round each pie to loosen, they should easily life straight out.