Apple hand pies

Apple hand pies

Based on 26 ratings

Difficulty

Medium 👍
30
min.
Preparation
20
min.
Baking
120
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-4+
115 g butter
175 g flour
70 g sugar (divided)
¼ tsp salt
60 ml water (cold)
350 g apples
2 tbsp lemon juice
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp ground ginger
egg
flour for dusting
sugar for sprinkling
Metric
Imperial

Utensils

  • plastic wrap
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • large mixing bowl
  • large saucepan
  • vegetable peeler
  • baking sheet
  • oven
  • cookie cutter
  • parchment paper
  • rolling pin
  • pastry brush

Nutrition per serving

Cal
471
Protein
7g
Fat
26g
Carb
52g

Step 1/4

Mix flour, some sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Cut butter into cubes, and work into flour mixture until large crumbs form. Add water a little at a time, and continue to mix until a smooth dough forms. Wrap dough tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hrs.
  • 175 flour
  • 30 sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 115 butter (cold)
  • 60 ml water (cold)
  • plastic wrap
  • cutting board
  • knife
  • large mixing bowl

Mix flour, some sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Cut butter into cubes, and work into flour mixture until large crumbs form. Add water a little at a time, and continue to mix until a smooth dough forms. Wrap dough tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hrs.

Step 2/4

Meanwhile, peel apples, core, and thinly slice. Transfer to a saucepan with lemon juice, remaining sugar, cinnamon, and ground ginger and cook over medium-low heat for approx. 5 min., until slightly softened. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
  • 350 apples
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 40 sugar
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • large saucepan
  • vegetable peeler

Meanwhile, peel apples, core, and thinly slice. Transfer to a saucepan with lemon juice, remaining sugar, cinnamon, and ground ginger and cook over medium-low heat for approx. 5 min., until slightly softened. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Step 3/4

Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lightly flour a work surface, unwrap dough, and dust with flour to prevent sticking. Roll out dough (approx. 0.5-cm/0.2-in. thick), and cut out circles using a cookie cutter or a knife. Divide apple filling between half of the dough circles, place the remaining circles on top, and press around the edges with a fork to seal. Transfer to prepared baking sheet.
  • flour for dusting
  • baking sheet
  • oven
  • cookie cutter
  • parchment paper
  • rolling pin

Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lightly flour a work surface, unwrap dough, and dust with flour to prevent sticking. Roll out dough (approx. 0.5-cm/0.2-in. thick), and cut out circles using a cookie cutter or a knife. Divide apple filling between half of the dough circles, place the remaining circles on top, and press around the edges with a fork to seal. Transfer to prepared baking sheet.

Step 4/4

Beat the egg and brush over hand pies. Sprinkle with sugar. Transfer to oven and bake at 200°C/400°F for approx. 20 min, until golden brown. Enjoy!
  • 1 egg
  • sugar for sprinkling
  • pastry brush

Beat the egg and brush over hand pies. Sprinkle with sugar. Transfer to oven and bake at 200°C/400°F for approx. 20 min, until golden brown. Enjoy!