Spiced apple pandowdy (Vegan)

This tasty dessert makes an easy weekend treat. If you’re using the coconut cream, make sure it’s well chilled first.

(Feeds 6/Ready in 1 hour 25 minutes)

Ingredients

  • 1.5kg cooking apples, peeled, cored and cut into chunky wedges
  • 150g Co-op Fairtrade light brown soft sugar
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 1½ tbsp Co-op plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 375g pack Co-op puff pastry ready rolled
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 tbsp Co-op Fairtrade demerara sugar
  • 250ml coconut cream, chilled and whipped, to serve (optional)

Method

1. Toss the apple wedges, light brown sugar, golden syrup, cinnamon, ginger and flour together to coat everything evenly

2. Tip the mixture into a medium ovenproof pie dish and set aside

3. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/Gas 4

4. Unroll the pastry onto a lightly floured surface, then roughly cut into squares and rectangles 5-10cm in length

5. Lay the pastry shapes on top of the apple wedges, overlapping a little as you go

6. Brush the pastry with the oil and sprinkle over the demerara sugar

7. Bake for 45 mins, then increase the temperature to 220°C/fan 200°C/Gas 7, and cook for 10 mins more

8. Remove the pandowdy from the oven and leave to rest for 5 mins before serving with the chilled coconut cream, if using