How to make crispy McDonald’s inspired apple pies using the new $29 sausage roll maker from Kmart

  • A clever home cook has used a sausage roll maker to bake delicious apple pies  
  • The genius idea was shared to a Facebook group and was praised by many 
  • The $29 device also shapes the pies in the same way as a McDonald’s Apple Pie 
  • Others have recently made Mars Bar pastries and meat pies using the product

Over the past few days, Australian home cooks have been showing off all kinds of weird and wonderful foodie creations using the new sausage roll maker from Kmart. 

And now a woman from Perth, Western Australia has revealed how to make perfect McDonald’s-inspired apple pie pastries using the $29 gadget. 

Sharing her treat in the Kmart Pie Maker Recipes, Tips and Ideas Australia Facebook group, the woman said she used four ingredients and had it ready to eat in 12 minutes. 

An Australian woman has revealed how to make a homemade apple pie using the $29 kitchen product (pictured)

An Australian woman has revealed how to make a homemade apple pie using the $29 kitchen product (pictured) 

The four ingredients included a tin of apples from Woolworths, sultanas, cinnamon and sugar to fill inside the puff pastry.

The sausage roll maker also shapes the dessert to look the same way as a McDonald’s Apple Pie.

‘One night we’re going to experiment and half cook them and try deep frying to see if they do come out like [McDonald’s] style ones,’ the woman said. 

The four ingredients included a tin of pie apples from Woolworths, sultanas, cinnamon and sugar

The four ingredients included a tin of pie apples from Woolworths, sultanas, cinnamon and sugar

The recipe itself is very simple and first involves mixing the four ingredients together in a bowl.

The woman then lined the sausage maker with one sheet of puff pastry and pressed it into the groves.

She then filled the pastry with the mixture and placed another sheet on top before cooking.

The post quickly grabbed the attention of other cooks around the country and received more than 1,100 likes

The post quickly grabbed the attention of other cooks around the country and received more than 1,100 likes

The post quickly grabbed the attention of other cooks around the country and received more than 1,100 likes.

‘Well they look absolutely [delicious], I looked at these the other day and didn’t think I would need one but after seeing these I changed my mind,’ one woman said online.

‘That would be so good with Nutella and banana,’ another suggested.

A third added: ‘I want to make raspberry and custard [pies].’

Due to the popularity, the Kmart sausage roll maker has sold out at various store locations.

How to make healthy sausage rolls with ‘hidden vegetables’ 

Serves 6 

INGREDIENTS

500 g lean beef mince

1 Onion chopped

2 carrots grated

2 zucchini grated, excess moisture remove

3 tbsp tomato sauce or passata

2/3 cup low fat cheese grated

10 sheets filo pastry

Olive oil spray

METHOD 

Preheat oven to 200C and line two trays with baking paper. Squeeze out any excess liquid from the zucchini. Grate the cheese.

Heat a non-stick frypan over medium heat and lightly spray with cooking oil. Add onion and cook for 3-4 minutes until translucent. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

When onion has cooled, place in a bowl and combine with mince, grated carrot, zucchini, passata and grated cheese. Combine well with hands.

Take one sheet of filo, spray with cooking spray and place another sheet of filo on top. Repeat this process until you have 3 double sheets of pastry.

Carefully cut each double sheet of filo widthwise to form 4 even rectangles per double sheet. You should end up with 12 long rectangles of pastry.

Place some of the meat filling at the end of each of the pastry rectangles and roll up to enclose. Spray each roll lightly with cooking oil to help seal. Cut each of the rectangle rolls in half to form 24 rolls in total.

Place the sausage rolls on prepared baking trays and cook for 20-25 minutes. They should be golden when cooked. Some liquid may come out of the rolls during cooking. If required turn the rolls over and bake for a further 5 – 10 minutes to crisp up the bottoms.

Makes 24 sausage rolls, 4 rolls is 1 serve.124 calories per serve (4 sausage rolls is 1 serve)

Source: The Healthy Mummy’s Beth Henke



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