Apple Hand Pies

When the kid was little we went to a you-pick apple farm and ended up with far too many apples for my family of three to eat. I experimented with various recipes from apple crumbles, to apple crisps, to apple sauce and finally to apple hand pies. These are a simple and fun way to make your own individual hand pies – think of the individual apple pies from the well known fast food chain. These are not deep fried though, they are baked in the oven. You can use any shape cutter. I actually found a large apple shaped cookie cutter and used that for my apple hand pies.

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Apple Hand Pies

1 package prepared pie crust (if you are able to find a dairy-free, gluten-free variety yeah, if not make your allergy safe pie crust from scratch and chill like you would for making a regular pie)
5 granny smith apples, peeled and in a large dice
4 tbsp. dairy-free margarine
½ cup brown sugar
1 tsp. allspice
1 ½ tsp. cinnamon
1 tbsp. garam marsala
½ cup crasins
1 egg, beaten and mixed with a little water (for the egg wash)
White sugar for sprinkling

  • Pre-heat oven to 375’F
  • Whisk egg with a little water, about 1 tsp. and set aside
  • Roll out pie dough on a lightly floured surface
  • Use cookie cutter and cut out an equal number of shapes from the pie dough, you want to use a cutter that is at least 3 ½” in diameter if not a bit larger
  • Mix apple, brown sugar, allspice, cinnamon, garam marsala and crasins
  • Spoon about 1-4 tsp. apple mixture into the center of one cut out, leave ½” blank along the edges, the amount of filling you use depends on how large a cutter you used
  • Brush egg wash onto the bank edge
  • Place another cut out on top, crimp edges to seal shut
  • Brush filled pocket with egg wash, sprinkle with white sugar
  • Place filled pocket on parchment lined baking sheet
  • Continue this process until all pockets are filled and on the tray
  • Bake about 12 minutes or until edges begin to brown
  • Let rest on the baking sheet before placing them on a cooling rack
  • Let cool at least 10 minutes before eating
  • Once completely cooled, store extras in an air tight container
  • Great for dessert, snack or even breakfast

Apple Hand Pies
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 package prepared pie crust (if you are able to find a dairy-free, gluten-free variety yeah, if not make your allergy safe pie crust from scratch and chill like you would for making a regular pie)
  • 5 granny smith apples, peeled and in a large dice
  • 4 tbsp. dairy-free margarine
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. allspice
  • 1 ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. garam marsala
  • ½ cup crasins
  • 1 egg, beaten and mixed with a little water (for the egg wash)
  • White sugar for sprinkling
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375’F
  2. Whisk egg with a little water, about 1 tsp. and set aside
  3. Roll out pie dough on a lightly floured surface
  4. Use cookie cutter and cut out an equal number of shapes from the pie dough, you want to use a cutter that is at least 3 ½” in diameter if not a bit larger
  5. Mix apple, brown sugar, allspice, cinnamon, garam marsala and crasins
  6. Spoon about 1-4 tsp. apple mixture into the center of one cut out, leave ½” blank along the edges, the amount of filling you use depends on how large a cutter you used
  7. Brush egg wash onto the bank edge
  8. Place another cut out on top, crimp edges to seal shut
  9. Brush filled pocket with egg wash, sprinkle with white sugar
  10. Place filled pocket on parchment lined baking sheet
  11. Continue this process until all pockets are filled and on the tray
  12. Bake about 12 minutes or until edges begin to brown
  13. Let rest on the baking sheet before placing them on a cooling rack
  14. Let cool at least 10 minutes before eating
  15. Once completely cooled, store extras in an air tight container
  16. Great for dessert, snack or even breakfast

 

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