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Apple and passionfruit pie recipe

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This pie has the most delicious smell when it’s cooking. It’s a great way to add a bit of interest to a classic apple pie. The pastry is not too sweet with the addition of the sour cream and when sprinkled with sugar just before baking, it comes up with a divine crunchy, glazed top.

  • 170g butter
  • 50g sugar
  • 260g flour
  • 60g sour cream
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 4 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup sugar (just adjust the sugar quantity for sweetness)
  • ½ cup fresh passionfruit pulp
  • 1 tbsp cornflour plus 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp extra sugar
  1. In the food processor, combine the butter, sugar and flour, then pulse until at breadcrumb stage. Add the sour cream and egg yolk, pulsing until the mixture starts to come together into a clump.
  2. Remove onto a clean bench top and knead gently together into a ball. Wrap in cling film and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  3. For the filling, simmer the apples, water, sugar and passionfruit pulp for 5-8 minutes or until the apples are starting to soften. Then combine the cornflour and water, then add to the apples, stirring for 2-3 minutes until thickened and saucy. Allow to cool.
  4. Roll out ¾ of the pastry into a large round (use a little flour to stop it sticking). Line a 23cm pie tin, trimming the edges neatly, then chill. Roll out the remaining pastry and cut into strips for the lattice and chill.
  5. Fill the lined pastry shell with the apple and passionfruit, then lay the lattice over, crimping the edges to seal. Brush the pastry rim and lattice with the milk, then sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 35-40 minutes until the pastry is golden and firm. Serve the pie warm with ice cream, whipped cream or custard.

Take a look at this citrus and coconut meringue recipe here.

About Jo Wilcox

"I have had a love of food my whole life. Lucky for me my mum allowed me to play in the kitchen from the very beginning – from sitting up on the bench watch her peeling peaches for preserving or planning dinner parties from her many Womans Weekly Cookbooks. Starting in my local beach café, I went onto professional cookery training and my big foodie OE working as a professional chef and nanny. At 21 I launched my first restaurant. The following years saw me owning a gourmet cake and dessert shop and then a pasta deli before I discovered the world of food styling. Today I work in food styling making food look beautiful and tasty in packaging and advertising shoots, as well as my most important role yet – Food Editor of New Zealand Woman’s Weekly. I aim to provide great meal solutions that are interesting and approachable, and of course gorgeous foodie photos that make you want to cook them! I love the feedback and the knowledge that people actually cook them and have great results. If I can give someone a love of cooking and enjoying family meal times and gatherings then my job is done!" See

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