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Gingerbread apple pie

With a sweet apple filling and a spiced gingerbread crust, this better-for-you apple pie will have you begging for seconds.


  • 80g (1/2 cup) wholemeal plain flour
  • 300g (2 cups) white spelt flour
  • 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 60g (1/4 cup) muscovado sugar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 100g solidified coconut oil
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 royal gala apple, cored, sliced
  • 2 x 170g vanilla yoghurt, to serve
  • 100g light sour cream, to serve
  • Filling
  • 1.6kg royal gala apples, cored, cut into eighths
  • 2 tbsp honey, plus extra, to drizzle
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 4 slices fresh ginger

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Method Steps

  • Step 1 For filling, place all ingredients and 60ml (1/4 cup) water in a large saucepan. Cover and simmer, stirring twice, for 15-20 minutes, until apple is just tender. Remove from heat. Set aside, covered, to cool.
  • Step 2 Preheat oven to 190C/170C fan forced. Place a baking tray in the oven. Release base of a 20cm (base measurement) springform pan and invert. Spray base with oil. Line with baking paper, allowing a 4cm overhang. Secure base, paper side up, back in pan. Grease side.
  • Step 3 Process flours, bicarb, sugar, ginger, cloves and oil in a food processor until fine crumbs. Add combined egg, juice and 2 tbs water. Process for 1-2 minutes, until mixture just comes together.
  • Step 4Knead dough on a floured surface until just smooth. Reserve a third of dough. Roll out remaining dough on floured baking paper to a 33cm disc. Use to line prepared pan, pressing into side. Trim excess.
  • Step 5 Fill pie shell with apple mixture, removing cinnamon and ginger. Roll out reserved dough on floured baking paper to a disc large enough to cover pie. Place over apple mixture. Trim excess. Crimp edges. Cut 3 slits in top. Place on hot tray and bake for 40 minutes.
  • Step 6 Top pie with sliced apple. Bake for 30 minutes. Stand for 10 minutes. Drizzle with honey. Serve with combined Quark and sour cream.

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