We decided to give the classic apple pie recipe a bit of a twist by including dates 👌🏻😋
Both apples and dates are naturally sweet so we found ourselves adding less processed sugar which is always better 🙌🏻
Recipe making 3 pies:
🥧10 apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
🥧1/4 cup of granulated sugar
🥧2 Tbsp of lemon juice
🥧1/3 cup of all purpose flour
🥧2 tsp of cinnamon
🥧1 tsp ground cloves
🥧1/2 tsp mixed spice
🥧Pinch of salt
🥧2 tsp vanilla extract
🥧250g pitted dates, roughly chopped
🥧1 cup water
🥧 2 tsp vanilla extract
In a large bowl, toss together the apples with the sugar, lemon juice, flour, cinnamon, ground cloves, mixed spice, salt and vanilla and set aside for 15 minutes.
Meantime, put the dates, water and vanilla extract in a saucepan over low heat. Mix continuously and let simmer for around 5 minutes until a thick paste has formed. Add more water if needed.
Preheat the oven to 190 Celsius.
To assemble the pie, place some of the apple filling in a prepared pie tin with pie crust (remove any excess liquid that may have collected). Then, swirl some of the date mixture. Repeat this step until the pie tin is filled.
Add another pie crust on top and brush the surface with milk.
Bake the pie for around 45 minutes until the pie has turned into a golden colour 👌🏻