Apple Jamaican Patties
Welcome to a taste of Jamaica! Sweet Ontario apples compliment the spicy cayenne and jerk seasoning in these delicious Jamaican patties that can be served as an app, a side or a main.
Chef Tip: Cooking time: 40 Prep time: 20
Variety Tip: *This recipe is best prepared using 1-2 McIntosh, Fuji, Ambrosia or Gala apples
|2 cups||all-purpose flour||(500 mL)|
|1/4 tsp||salt||(1 mL)|
|1 tbsp||yellow curry powder||(15 mL)|
|1 tsp||turmeric||(5 mL)|
|1/2 cup||cold salted butter, cubed||(125 mL)|
|6 tbsp||ice cold water||(90 mL)|
|2 tsp||distilled white vinegar||(10 mL)|
|1||large egg, lightly whisked|
|2 tsp||oil||(10 mL)|
|1/2 lb||lean ground beef||(250 g)|
|1 cup||diced Ontario apples*||(250 mL)|
|1||small onion, finely chopped|
|2 tbsp||jerk seasoning||(30 mL)|
|1 tsp||each curry powder, cumin, garlic powder||(5 mL)|
|1/4 tsp||cayenne pepper||(1 mL)|
|1/2 tsp||each salt and pepper||(2 mL)|
|1/4 cup||water||(60 mL)|
Dough: In the bowl of a food processor add flour, salt, curry powder, turmeric and butter. Pulse until mixture resembles a course crumble. In a small bowl whisk together water, vinegar, and egg. Add wet ingredients to flour mixture and pulse until a ball of dough forms. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Filling: Brown the ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat, breaking meat up as you cook it for 8 minutes. Stir in apples, onions, jerk seasoning, curry powder, garlic, cumin, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Cook for another 5 minutes.
On a lightly floured working surface roll out dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Use cookie cutter to cut out 12 4-inch x 2.5-inch rectangles. Rework the dough as needed. In a small bowl whisk together egg and water. Lay out six of the rectangles on a parchment lined baking sheet. Place 1/4 cup of the filling in the centre of each rectangle. Brush edges with egg wash. Place a second rectangle on top of each patty to enclose the filling. Press edge with a fork to seal. Brush the outsides with egg wash and cut small steam holes. Bake at 375°F (190°C) for 30 minutes or until dough is golden brown.print