Monday, 2 July 2012

Spiced Apple Pie Rolls & Awards.

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It's going to be a short one today, I have a busy week ahead, and my to-do list is about 12 miles long.  Not that you're here to read about my to-do lists or hectic week.  You're here to see some pictures of food, and I don't blame you, after all this blog isn't called Boring, Lists & Appointments.  It's food, Fork & Good.  Good food, and...forks.  We like forks round these parts.


Before I ramble off in an odd direction, I'll reel myself back in and tell you about these babies.  Apple pie Rolls.  Yes, they look like spring rolls, but bite into one of these flaky treats and you'l get a sweetly spiced apple filling instead of a savoury filling.

There's hardly any ingredients involved.  In fact, pretty much every ingredient I used is in this picture above.  So you know it's awesome, it's simple, easy & yummy.  As usual, it's low on the old calories too.  Each roll comes in at 2 Pro Points.




Let's get started.  This makes 12 rolls.  (One of mine fell on the floor in case you notice that I'm down 1 roll.)


I didn't make the Filo pastry used in this recipe.  First off, I'm not a miracle worker, and secondly, shop bought to me, tastes much nicer than anything I could make... It's a tricky pastry, but if you can make it, then feel free to sub that part of my recipe for your own.  Also, I bow to you, as you are awesome.

270g pre-made filo pastry.
75g butter (sub for 4 tablespoons olive oil if necessary)
4 teaspoons light brown sugar
4 teaspoons sweet mixed spice
2 cans of apple (in water or juice, not syrup, watch out for added sugar)
2 teaspoons cider vinegar.
2 tablespoons water.

Preheat the oven to gas mark 6/200°C

Empty the cans of apple into a saucepan with the cider vinegar, water, mixed spice & apple.  Leave to simmer on a medium heat for about 15 minutes, stirring often.

Once it's heated & has started to thicken slightly, take it off the heat, and put it through a sieve (don't push on it) and leave it to drip, in the sieve on top of the saucepan, whilst you prep the pastry.

This part bit might come across as complicated (i'm not good at describing) but I promise it's not.

Take a long sheet of pastry, cut in half to make a square.  One square makes one pie roll.  Place one half to the side.  Take the other square half and gently brush the butter or oil over, cut in half again so it's a long rectangle shape.  Like so:


Next, take a tablespoon of the apple mixture place it at the end of the cut pastry sheet, fold in each side and gently roll it down the board, folding in the edges as you go.  Like so:


Once you've rolled it to the end seal with a little butter, place the roll onto the top of the other sheet and repeat the process.  Once it's rolled in it's second layer of pastry, seal with a little butter, dabbing some onto the ends and outer layer, place onto a greased baking sheet and repeat the process again with the other square half from earlier.

Repeat this until you have your 12 pie rolls on the greased baking sheet (or 11 if you dropped one like I did).  Brush a little butter or oil onto the tops.

Then place in the top of the oven for 12-18 minutes until they have turned golden brown, and started to expand slightly.  It should look something along these lines:


Leave to cool for 10 minutes before serving.  They go very well with toffee sauce, ice cream, single cream, frozen yoghurt and golden syrup.  That's just a few suggestions, for the teeny 2PP, have two!



So whilst I've got you all here, I've been awarded the Liebster Blog award by the two very talented bloggers:


Both deserve a big shout out as both are on my must read list, so I feel kinda honored that they chose to nominate me.  Before I flutter off into big ego land, I highly suggest you take a look at these guys blogs.  Miss messy takes beautiful pictures that make me drool (Check out the sticky pecan tart) and Laurie's Cravings, this girl knows how to get me craving some healthy food (A must see: Jalapeno Jelly and Brie Crescent Bites).  Her blog is such a great help, especially with my diet the way it is.  Check them both out!


The rules of this award are:
1. Thank your nominator (and link back!). 
2. Nominate 5 other blogs, with less than 200 followers and post a comment on each blog letting them know they have been given the award. 
3. Copy and paste the award onto your blog.

These are the guys I'd love to nominate:


Check them all out, their blogs are fantastic =]  See yah next time!


I was also nominated for The Addictive Blog Award from Katy, a fellow weight watcher! (If you're reading this Katy, could you email me again with your blog address.)  

 The rules are:

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link them back.
  • Share a little bit about why you started blogging.
  • Copy and paste the award onto your blog.
  • Nominate up to 10 other bloggers you think are addictive enough to deserve the award.
Okay, A couple of friends told me to start up a separate blog where I could write to my hearts content about food.  So I tried it and loved it.  I really wanted to connect with other food bloggers and improve my own skills in the process.  I've had chats with some really interesting people, all over the world, how can that not be cool!?

I know I've nominated some of these guys before for awards, but the hint is in the title, I find them addictive! I nominate:

10. Get your feast on

42 comments:

  1. Ooo, I used to make something similar to this all the time. But I was naughty and put nutella in them... Gotta love a bit of chocolate in your fruit. Yum! Totally ruining your nicely spiced apples by smothering them in chocolate :P Might make some again soon. The pish kind though, without spred in them... ^^ xxx

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    1. I did play with the idea of chocolate rolls with strawberry in them, but I was specifically asked to make low stuff, so apple pie it was. Yuuuum!! xx

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  2. The apple rolls look delicious! I need to give these a try! Also, Thank-you for the award. I'm so touched!

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  3. What a great idea, love those apple rolls! And congrats on your awards!

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you've been nominated as well =]

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  4. So honored!! Thanks Emma! You are such a sweetheart. These applke pie rolls are so creative!

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  5. These look amazing! I am drooling here just looking at them!

    Thank you so much for the nomination, I am honored! :)

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  6. Wow, those look amazing and I'm pleasantly surprised how healthy they are!

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  7. Looking scrummy! thanks for the nomination! :)

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  8. Those apple pie rolls look very mouthwatering. I'd love a bite of that right now hehe.

    Thank you for the nomination! It totally made my day! :)

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  9. Hi Emma! Thanks so much for the award! I am honoured!! :-D

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  10. I'd still read on even if your blog was called boring, lists and appointments because I can relate (my to do list is equally as long at the moment). Love these little bundles of goodness.

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    1. Thanks P&P =] Glad I'm not alone in it, I'm manic!
      xx

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  11. Thank you so much Emma for the awesome award! <3

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  12. Oh my gosh, your apple pie rolls can kick apple pie butt my friend, wow :D
    And thank you so much for the award! I can totally see why you received both, especially the addiction one :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  13. Yum! These apple pie rolls sound amazing. Congrats on the blog awards!

    I also wanted to stop by and let you know you won the Thoroughly Modern Milkshake book. Woo hoo! Stop by my site for details.

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  14. Congrats on the award! Though apple pie rolls sound amazing!

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  15. Hi Emma, now it's my turn to nominate you for the well deserved Awesome Blogger Award. See my blog for details.

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  16. Congrats on your awards, they are well deserved!! Yum, I am loving these apple pie rolls, gotta give them a try soon!!

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  17. Thanks for the nomination Emma. I'm quite new to all of this blogging malarky so it's really nice to find people like yourself who are supportive. The spiced apple pie rolls look really good I'm going to have to give them a try :)

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    1. They are very easy, but look pretty snazzy. Hence forth, lots of compliments =] Hope you enjoy them!

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  18. Nothing wrong with store-bought pastries. I actually love them. These rolls look divine!

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  19. Thank you thank you for the nomination! So chuffed! :) x

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  20. The apple pie rolls look yummy! This is something I would like to try. Congratulations on the award.

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  21. Wow! Talk about a tasty treat :) Congrats on the award. I love your blog and am now following!

    XOXO

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  22. Hey, I got enticed by all your Superb recipes and here you get another feather in your hat ! I cant wait to try my hands on it. It is looking so good with all the lovely pictures and write up as well. I have been here after a while but enjoyed scrolling through your rest of the wonderful recipes. Have a wonderful week ahead. Enjoy. Thanks for sharing recipes. Best Regards, Sonia !!!

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  23. heyy i've nominated you for an award again by the looks of things! oops. Oh well you can never have enough and this ones different! :) http://messmakesfood.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/super-sunday-update.html

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  24. Oh man, just look at that crustiness! I need to get on this ASAP.

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  25. These look perfect! I have a whole stack of apples that need using, so I`m always looking for new apple recipes. YUM!

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  26. This looks delicious Emma!
    Something my husband and kids would love!
    I'm your newest Follower! Love your blog!!!
    Drop by and visit me when you get a chance at www.theredapronscravings.com.

    gghie

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  27. Thanks so much for the award! Very kind of you!

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  28. Those look amazing! Fantastic idea for sure :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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