For 4 people you need


12 oz. flour pinch salt 3 ozs margarine 3 ozs lard approx. 3 tablespoons water


4 good sized cooking apples 2-3 oz. chopped dates 2-3 oz. seedless raisins 1 oz. brown sugar

To decorate

glace icing made with - 6 oz. sieved icing sugar 1 1/2 tablespoons water 4 glace cherries

  • Sieve flour and salt, rub in fat. and bind with water, roll out on lightly floured board.
  • Cut into 4 large triangles or squares.
  • Peel and core apples, put on pastry, and fill centres with dried fruit and sugar.
  • Damp edges of pastry and seal them together; lift on to the baking tin.
  • Cook until crisp and golden brown.
  • Cool, then blend icing sugar and water together, beating well.
  • Pour over top of fruit and top with a cherry, then allow to set.

Oven temperature moderately hot. 400-425°F. -Gas Mark 5-6 Oven position: centre