Monday, April 15, 2013

Apple Hand Pies

This is part two of a two part series on how to make some delicious little fruit pies.

I don't have a real set list of ingredients for this because this can be pretty flexible. But here goes:
Enough pie crust for two pies
1 can of apple pie filling
1 egg
Sugar to sprinkle on top
Here's my ingredients. Feel free to make your own filling from scratch, but make sure it's pre-cooked and well thickened.


You're also going to need something to cut a 5 inch round. You can purchase a high dollar pastry cutter or you can use a cup or a mug. I use a large soup mug.
Now roll out your pie dough and cut some circles and place them on your cooking sheet. I can make 12 fruit pies out of a batch of dough from the recipe on this blog.

Here it is. If you are one of those cooks who are afraid that your pots and pans will look like you actually use them, you can line the baking sheet with parchment or silpat.

Place a little filling on each circle. Now crack the egg into a small bowl or cup, add a tablespoon of water and mix it all up. This will be our dough glue and gloss.

Moisten the edge of the pastry with the eggwash. I do this with my fingers, but feel free to use a pastry brush!

Fold the pastry over and crimp the edges with a fork. Cut 2-3 vent slits in the top of each pie.

Brush the top of each pie with more of the egg wash.
I spinkled mine with turbinado sugar and a little cinnamon. Sprinkle yours with what you like that will compliment your filling, even cookie decors will work. Kids love to pick off decors!

Bake in a 400 degree oven for 15-20 mintes. And while this batch is baking you can assemble the next six pies. Cool before eating!

Feel free to use any filling you like. Here's a batch with cream cheese and cherry.
Cherry Cream Cheese



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