Apple, cheddar and thyme pies

The crazy combo of apple and cheese is a favourite of ours. Nici's delicious apple, cheddar and thyme pies are baked until perfectly golden and are great dusted with icing sugar
Apple, cheddar and thyme pies



1.Preheat oven to 180°C.
2.Roll out the pastry to slightly thinner than it comes. Use a 10-12cm saucer to cut out 8 pastry circles.
3.Transfer 4 circles to a lightly floured oven tray. Sprinkle cheese over the four circles, leaving a 1cm border. Layer with apples slices on top, then the walnuts and crème fraîche. With a pastry brush, sweep the edges with milk.
4.Use a sharp knife to make 3-4 cuts in the remaining pastry circles and carefully place on top of the filling. Use a fork to press the edges together to seal.
5.Brush the tops with milk and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden.
6.Sprinkle with thyme while still warm, then dust with icing sugar to serve.
  • Try a Barry’s Bay Port Cooper from Akaroa or one from Waikato cheesemakers Mercer or Meyer – they’re all fabulously balanced, pungent and sweet, and work well with apples.

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