Perfectly Flaky Apple Hand Pies
If you’re craving a delightful dessert with the perfect balance of sweet and tart, look no further than these Perfectly Flaky Apple Hand Pies. These hand pies are a favorite in my family, and they’re sure to become a hit in yours too.
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup cold unsalted butter, cubed
- 1/4 cup ice water
- 2 cups peeled, cored, and diced apples
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 egg, beaten (for egg wash)
- 2 tablespoons coarse sugar (for sprinkling)
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the all-purpose flour and salt. Add the cubed butter and mix until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
- Sprinkle ice water over the dough and mix until it comes together. Divide the dough into two equal portions, shape them into discs, and wrap them in plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
- In a separate bowl, combine the diced apples, granulated sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and lemon juice. Toss until the apples are well coated.
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Roll out one of the dough discs on a floured surface to about 1/8-inch thickness. Using a round cutter, cut out circles from the dough.
- Place a spoonful of the apple filling in the center of each dough circle. Fold the dough over the filling and seal the edges with a fork. Brush the tops with beaten egg and sprinkle with coarse sugar.
- Place the hand pies on the prepared baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until they are golden brown.
- Allow the hand pies to cool slightly before serving. Enjoy your Perfectly Flaky Apple Hand Pies!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 12 hand pies
These Perfectly Flaky Apple Hand Pies are a delicious treat that combines the flakiness of pastry with the sweetness of apples and warm spices. They’re perfect for snacking or dessert, and they’re sure to impress your family and friends.
Nutrition Information: (Per Serving) Calories: 220, Fat: 12g, Carbohydrates: 26g, Fiber: 1g, Protein: 2g
Whether you serve them as a dessert at your next gathering or indulge in one with a cup of tea, these hand pies are a delightful way to enjoy the flavors of fall. So, roll up your sleeves and get ready to savor the taste of Perfectly Flaky Apple Hand Pies!