|70 g||sugar (divided)|
|60 ml||water (cold)|
|2 tbsp||lemon juice|
|¼ tsp||ground ginger|
|flour for dusting|
|sugar for sprinkling|
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.
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.
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.
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!