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Apple Cheddar Hand Pies


Apple Cheddar Hand Pies

The first bite of this crisp savoury pastry with its delicious cheddar crust, yields a sweet gooey cinnamon centre. So delightfully tasty, it's the perfect combination of sweet & savoury for the cooler baking season ahead!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 approx


  • food processor optional


Cheddar Pie Dough

  • 2.5 cups plain flour plus extra for dusting
  • 200g Lescure Demi-Sel Butter cut into cubes
  • 300g Pyengana Cheddar grated
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1/2 - 1 cup cold water

Apple Filling

  • 6 medium size apples red or green varietals, suitable for baking
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 2 tbsp Nielsen Massey Vanilla Bean Paste
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon


  • 3 tbsp milk
  • sugar to decorate


  • Mix flour & sugar together in a large mixing bowl. (OR food processor - if using).
  • Mix/pulse the flour in intervals, adding some butter at intervals until all the butter is combined and the crumb/mixture resembles fine wet sand.
  • Add the grated cheddar and mix again until the ingredients are combined.
  • Add chilled water to the flour mixture, a little at a time and continue to mix/pulse until it comes together in a roughly shaped ball.
  • Tip the dough onto the bench and press the mixture firmly with your fingers. Add a little extra water if required, or extra flour if mixture is too wet.
  • Flour your bench top and gently roll the dough out into long rectangle with approx 0.5cm thickness. Place dough onto a lined baking tray and chill for a minimum of 1 hour.


  • Peel, core and slice apples, placing them into a medium sized mixing bowl. Add sugar, cinnamon and vanilla bean paste, stirring to combine and set mixture aside until you're ready to assemble the pies.


  • Preheat oven to 180-190C approx.
  • Remove cheddar pastry from the fridge after resting. Using a pastry stamp, approx 5-7cm in diameter, cut round wheels of the pastry.
  • Fill one half of the circle with apple filling and fold over the pastry, sandwiching the apple filling inside. Use a fork to crimp and seal the edges and pierce a couple of small holes in the top.
  • Repeat again, until all the dough and pie filling has been used. Place onto a lined baking tray and brush with a little milk and sprinkle tops of pies with sugar to garnish.
  • Refrigerate for a half hour minimum to allow dough to rest before baking.
  • Remove pies from fridge and bake in a hot oven for 25 mins until pastry is crisp and golden, remove from the oven and serve while warm.
Keyword apple, baking, cheddar, pies


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