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Apple Hand Pies

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COOK TIME
28 min
TOTAL TIME
60-75 min
SERVINGS
8-10 hand pies

Apple season is here and in full effect! The first thing I think of when I think of apples is PIE. It’s my husband’s favorite and he’s always asking for me to make apple pie. So this is the easiest version of apple pie you will ever come across. I used a premade pie crust because mama ain’t got time for pie crust from scratch.

Filled with warm, cozy, cinnamon apple chunks. Then drizzled with caramel. OMG. It’s as good as you imagine. It’s basically apple pie in to-go form.

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Apple Hand Pies

Filled with warm, cozy, cinnamon apple chunks. Then drizzled with caramel. OMG. It’s as good as you imagine. It’s basically apple pie in to-go form.

Prep time: 30-45 min  |  Cook time: 28 min  |  Total: 60-75 min

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Ingredients

Premade pie crust

2 medium apples, peeled and diced into small bite-size pieces (about 2 and 1/2 cups diced)

1/3 cup granulated sugar

2 Tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

egg wash: 1 large egg beaten with 1 Tablespoon milk

optional: caramel drizzle (recipe here) or buy store bought

Instructions

  1. The filling: Combine the diced apples, granulated sugar, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice together in a medium saucepan or skillet over low-medium heat. While occasionally stirring, bring to a simmer. Allow to simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool uncovered at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. Roll out the pie dough: On a lightly floured work surface, roll out one of the discs of chilled dough (keep the other one in the refrigerator). Using your cookie cutter (I used a circle shape around 3.5 inches in diameter), cut into circles. Re-roll any scraps and cut into circles. Place cut circles in the refrigerator to keep cold. The colder the shaped dough, the easier it is to work with. Repeat with 2nd pie dough and refrigerate cut circles for at least 15 minutes before filling the hand pies.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  4. Fill the hand pies: Arrange half of the circles about 3 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. These are the bottom crusts. Using a sharp knife, cut slits into the remaining circles. These are the top crusts. The slits act as vents so that steam can escape as the hand pies bake. Place about 2 Tablespoons of filling in the center of each bottom crust. (Or however much fits while leaving the edges bare.) Place top crust on top. Press your fingers all around the edges to seal, then crimp with a fork. If the hand pies lost some shape, use your hands to form a round circle again. It’s OK if some filling juice is leaking out. Lightly brush the top of the pie crust with egg wash mixture. Sprinkle with coarse sugar, if desired.
  5. At this point the hand pies can be baked, but if they don’t feel cool to touch anymore, freeze for 10 minutes before baking. The colder they are going into the oven, the better they’ll hold their shape.
  6. Bake for about 28 minutes or until they’re golden brown on top and around the edges. Rotate pans halfway through baking. Remove from the oven and allow the hand pies to cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool until ready to handle. You can serve warm or at room temperature. If desired, serve with a drizzle of warm salted caramel.

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