Preheat the oven to gas mark 6 / 400ºF / 200ºC then grease a baking tray
with a small amount of margarine.
Put the chopped apples and water into a saucepan and simmer over a medium heat until soft and going lumpy (approximately 5-10 minutes). Remove from the heat and leave to cool.
While the apples are cooking make the pastry
Put the flour into a bowl and rub in the margarine with your fingertips until the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs. Gradually add the water and mix together to make a dough and then form into a smooth ball.
Sprinkle flour onto the work surface and put the ball of pastry in the middle. Next, roll out the pastry until it is about 3-5mm thick and then transfer the pastry onto the baking tray.
When the apple filling is ready, put it in the centre of the pastry.
Brush the edge of the pastry with cold water, so that it will stick. Gently pull the pasty up around the apple, it is ok if there is a gap at the top.
Brush the milk over the pastry to glaze.
Cook in the oven for 30 minutes until golden brown.
* You could use tinned apples or eating apples instead of cooking apples and you
will not need to simmer them.
* Try adding other fruits (fresh, tinned or frozen) e.g. mango, berries, raisins.
* Sprinkling 1 teaspoon of cinnamon over the apple will give extra taste.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.