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Apple Hand Pies

Apple Hand Pies placed in a pink towel

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Ingredients

Pie Crust:

  • 1 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/41/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoons vegan margarine, Earth Balance
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 12 tablespoons of ice water (use sparingly)

Filling:

  • 2 Cortland Apples, peeled and chopped (or an apple that holds its shape while baking)
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup & 1 teaspoon cornstarch (or 3 tablespoons brown sugar)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

Pie Crust:

  • In a food processor, mix the flour and salt to combine.
  • Add the vegan margarine and pulse a few times until the mixture resembles crumbs.
  • Next add 1 tablespoon ice water.
  • Test dough by squeezing it to see if it holds together.
  • If it is still crumbly, add another tablespoons of water. Pulse again.
  • When it holds together, form into a dough.
  • Let sit in fridge while you make the filling. (20 minutes)

Filling:

  • In a saucepan, add all the ingredients and bring to a simmer.
  • Let simmer for a minute or two. The mixture should not be runny, but gooey.
  • Set aside and let cool.

Putting it together:

 

  • On a clean work area or a silicone mat, roll out the dough until about 1/8 in. thickness. If easier, cut the dough in half, and work with half at a time.
  • Use a round cookie cutter or a canning jar ring to cut as many circle as you can.
  • In the middle of half of the dough circle add about a tablespoon of filling.
  • Then place the other half dough circles on top of those with filling.
  • Use a fork and gently squeeze the two dough edges together around the circle.
  • Next cut a slit in the top.
  • Bake at 350F for about 30 minutes.

 

 

Notes

When working with the dough, make sure to use as little water as possible, and handle the dough as little as possible.

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