Apple-Caramel Hand Pies

Apple-Caramel Hand Pies

Serves: 7 Prep Time: 35 Minutes Cooking Time: 20 - 25 Minutes



Remove both pie crust rolls from refrigerator and let soften on counter (about 15 minutes). Place diced apples in a medium bowl, cover with lemon juice and set aside.

Working in two batches, unroll softened dough and smooth together any cracks with your hands. Remove plastic film and place dough onto a floured surface. Cut out 7 circles from one roll and 7 circles from the other (it could be more or less, depending on the size of your cookie cutter, just make sure you end up with an even number). Place all dough circles onto two baking trays lined with parchment paper and place back in refrigerator to chill.

Add cinnamon, flour, sea salt and caramel sauce to bowl of diced apples. Stir and set aside. Prepare egg wash by whisking egg with water in a small bowl. Set aside.

Remove dough from refrigerator and place a spoonful of the apple-caramel mix onto 7 of the dough circles, making sure not to overfill or touch the edges of the dough. Brush egg wash around the perimeter of each filled dough circle. Place the remaining 7 dough circles on top of the mounds, then crimp the edges of the dough with a fork to seal each pie. Place prepared pies back in refrigerator to chill another 10 minutes before baking.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Once oven is heated, remove tray of pies from refrigerator and brush tops generously with egg wash. With a sharp knife, cut a slit or a small design on the top of each pie to help steam release while baking. Optional: for added texture, sprinkle turbinado sugar over the top of each pie.

Bake pies in center rack for 20-25 minutes, or until the juices start bubbling and the pastry is golden brown. For even baking, rotate sheet halfway though. Transfer to a cooling rack and serve warm.

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