Warm, sweet pies are made for cold winter weather, so tuck into this apple and apricot treat.


  • 2 sheets shortcrust pastry
  • 800g can apple pie fruit
  • 1 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • Icing sugar, to serve


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Grease a 3cm deep, 20cm (base) pie dish. Line dish with 1 sheet of pastry, trimming edges. Place a sheet of baking paper over pastry. Half-fill with uncooked rice. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove baking paper and rice. Bake for a further 10 minutes or until pastry is light golden. Set aside to cool.
  2. Combine apple, apricots, cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Spoon into pie case. Brush edges of pastry with water.
  3. Cut 12 x 2cm-thick strips from remaining pastry. Arrange in a lattice pattern over pie. Brush with egg. Sprinkle with remaining sugar.
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. Dust with icing sugar. Serve warm or cold.