Gino D'Acampo's mini apple and almond pies recipe

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Serves6

Celebrity chef Gino D'Acampo has created this quick and easy recipe for mini almond and apple pies

Ingredients

  • 1.4kg Cooking apples
  • 100g Soft brown sugar
  • 200g Ground almonds
  • 200g soft salted butter (room temperature)
  • 200g Caster sugar
  • 3 fresh eggs
  • Sliced toasted almonds for decoration
  • Icing sugar for decoration

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Method

  1. Cook the apple with brown sugar on a low heat until soft.
  2. Beat the eggs with caster sugar, mix in the butter and ground almonds creating a smooth paste.
  3. Separate the apples into six different ramekins and spread the mixture on top of each of them. Put some sliced almonds on top and cook in a pre-heated oven of 160ºC/320F/gas 4 for about 50 mins until golden brown.
  4. Once ready dust on some icing sugar and serve immediately.
Gino D’Acampo is a much-loved, cheeky TV chef who often appears on ITV’s popular daytime chat show This Morning. Born into a large family in Napoli, Italy, Gino’s been working in kitchens since he was young and fell in love with the industry age 11 when he walked into his grandfather’s restaurant. Gino’s Italian heritage has a huge influence on his recipes. From a classic margherita pizza to a four-cheese macaroni cheese with peas, we’re sure to have a Gino D’Acampo recipe your whole family will love! With three children of his own it is perhaps no surprise that so many of Gino’s recipes are perfect for the hustle and bustle of a busy home. As well as regularly appearing on This Morning to share his culinary skills and the odd cheeky joke or two, Gino has also had several TV shows of his own including most recently Gino’s Italian Coastal Escape which aired in November 2018 on ITV. He also won over much of the nation back in 2009 when he was crowned winner of I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here. Gino has several best-selling cookbooks out including Gino’s Pasta, Home Baking and Gino’s Italian Escape. At the heart of all of his recipes is the belief that good ingredients can speak for themselves. On his website Gino explains: ‘My grandfather said that a good recipe doesn’t need lots and lots of ingredients because if the ingredients are top quality and full of flavour, why would you want to cover up or change their taste