I love apple pies, and I can’t think of a better way to spend a beautiful Saturday evening other than baking these cute little apple pies I found online. I found the recipe at one of my favorite blogs Twig and Thistle. Not only do these make a great home made treat for the family, they are wonderful gifts for friends and family. Nothing says “Thank you” or “I appreciate you” like home made pastries!
Apple Hand Pie Cooking Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a Silpat (a nonstick baking mat).
2. On a lightly floured work surface, roll dough to about 1/8 inch thick. Using a 5-inch cookie cutter, cut out rounds. Transfer rounds to prepared baking sheet.
3. Place about 2 tablespoons of apple pie filling onto one-half of each round. Fold dough over to close. Brush the tops of each pie with egg whites. Using a fork, press edges together to seal shut. Sprinkle tops of pies with sanding sugar.
4. Bake until golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer pies to a wire rack to cool. Let cool completely before placing in boxes. These can be stored in an airtight container up to 4 days.
Follow up: Hours after finding this recipe, I decided to make my own little apple pies. They came out looking exactly like the above picture, and they looked great. My boys loved them, but me, not so much. I tasted a hint of apple but definitely more dough than I than apples. Maybe because you cannot fit that many apples into the little half-moons. Either way, I enjoyed making them with my boys but would not make them again.