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APPLE HAND PIES


    Enjoy the taste of autumn with these delightful Apple Hand Pies.

    These individual-sized pies are filled with a sweet and spiced apple filling encased in a flaky, buttery crust.

    Perfect for on-the-go snacking or a charming dessert, these hand pies are sure to be a hit with friends and family.

    Follow this easy recipe to create these portable pockets of apple goodness.

    Ingredients

    For the Pie Crust:

    • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 1 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
    • 1/4 to 1/2 cup ice water

    For the Apple Filling:

    • 3 large apples, peeled, cored, and diced (e.g., Granny Smith)
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

    For Assembly:

    • 1 egg (for egg wash)
    • 1 tablespoon water (for egg wash)
    • Granulated sugar (for sprinkling)

    Instructions

    Step 1: Prepare the Pie Crust

    In a food processor, combine the flour, salt, and sugar.

    Add the cold, cubed butter and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

    Gradually add the ice water, one tablespoon at a time, and pulse until the dough just comes together.

    Divide the dough in half, shape each half into a disc, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

    Step 2: Make the Apple Filling

    In a large bowl, combine the diced apples, granulated sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, flour, and lemon juice.

    Toss the mixture until the apples are evenly coated. Set aside.

    Step 3: Preheat the Oven

    Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

    Step 4: Roll Out the Dough

    On a lightly floured surface, roll out one disc of pie dough to about 1/8-inch thickness.

    Using a round cutter or a bowl, cut out circles from the dough. Repeat with the second disc.

    Step 5: Assemble the Hand Pies

    Place a spoonful of the apple filling onto one half of each dough circle, leaving a border around the edges.

    Fold the dough over the filling, creating a half-moon shape.

    Press the edges together to seal, and crimp with a fork to create a decorative edge.

    Place the assembled hand pies on the prepared baking sheet.

    Step 6: Egg Wash and Bake

    In a small bowl, whisk together the egg and water to create an egg wash.

    Brush the tops of the hand pies with the egg wash.

    Sprinkle granulated sugar over the egg wash.

    Step 7: Bake

    Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the hand pies are golden brown.

    Step 8: Cool and Serve

    Allow the hand pies to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes.

    Transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

    Serving

    These Apple Hand Pies are delicious served warm or at room temperature.

    Enjoy them as a sweet snack, dessert, or pack them for a picnic.

    They’re a convenient and tasty way to savor the flavors of apple pie in a portable form.

    Conclusion

    With their flaky crust and flavorful apple filling, these Apple Hand Pies are a delightful treat for any occasion.

    Whether you’re hosting a fall gathering or simply craving a handheld dessert, these pies are a charming and tasty choice.

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