|Freshly-baked pies resemble the colour of jamun leaves at this time of the year.|
|Ambrosia in a bowl!:) After mixing the two components together.|
To make the hand pies roll out the pastry dough into discs. I used a plate to cut out the circles.
Whisk one egg yolk and set aside.
Brush the edges of the disc with egg. Place the filling in the centre.
Fold the pastry and seal the edges with your fingers. Use a fork to create a pattern as well as to make the edges more secure. (Despite that some of the filling refused to remain imprisoned).:)
Cut an apple into discs. Remove the pips leaving the apple slice with a star design in the centre.
Place one apple slice on the pastry with the egg yolk as 'glue'.
Brush the pastry with the egg wash.
Bake in a preheated 180C oven till they turn golden brown. This may take about 18-20 minutes.
This is again another wonderful accompaniment to tea or coffee. If I hadn't tried out this recipe, I'd never have known that almond/walnut cream with apple & pear compote could taste this good!