So yesterday, I told you about my addiction to honeycrisp apples and asked that you please tell me what else to make with them. Have you done that? If not, I'd really appreciate it. You can even comment on this post answering "what would you make with a bowl full of honeycrisp apples?" I need to know people! If I don't start finding recipes soon, my entire kitchen will be taken over by apples! Just picture that visual!
I spent my Sunday mornings (...and afternoons if we're being honest) watching The Cooking Channel. They keep adjusting the line up on me, but for the most part, my routine starts with Eden Eats at 7 am, followed by The Fabulous Beekman Boys at 8 am, Brunch at Bobby's at 8:30 and then two back to back episodes of Not My Mama's Meals. It was a little after 8:30 and Brunch at Bobby's was a repeat where he made homemade toaster pastries. I got up to make some coffee and noticed that my bowl o'apples hath overfloweth.
Looking back and forth between the television and the bowl (and a quick peek into the fridge) and this recipe for apple hand pies was born. While I love making cakes and pies, I've learned that here in the Cookaholic Wife household, we tend to eat individual-sized desserts much more frequently than a larger one.
Apple Hand Pies
Source: A Cookaholic Wife Creation
Servings: 14-16 individual pies
- 2 apples, peeled and chopped
- 2 tbsp. sugar
- 1 tbsp. cinnamon
- 2 refrigerated pie crust, thawed (1 box)
- 1 egg, lightly beaten
- 2-3 tbsp. Sugar in the Raw, turbinado or sanding sugar
1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. Place the apples, sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl and toss well to coat.
3. Roll out each pie crust and use a 4 to 5 inch round cookie cutter to cut circles in the pie crust. (A large glass or bowl would also work) You'll need to roll out the dough scraps to reach the desired number of circles.
4. Place 7-8 circles on the prepared baking sheets. Spoon two teaspoons of the apple filling into the center of each circle, then fold over, making a half-moon shape.
5. Use a fork to crimp the edges of each folded circle, then brush each with the egg. Sprinkle sugar on top.
6. Bake for 18-22 minutes or until lightly golden.
Aren't they pretty? They sure tasted wonderful too. There's just something about the combination of cinnamon, sugar and apples that is so comforting. I can't help but picture colorful leaves falling off the trees and the scent of burning wood in the fireplace in the air.