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Handi Apple Pies

No recipe image available.Young chefs can help with these simple apple pies. Be sure that an adult is there to help with the oven and using sharp edges. And, if you don't want to eat these tasty pies out of hand, serve them warm with a scoop of cinnamon or vanilla ice cream.

Recipe Ingredients:

Filling:
2 cups peeled, cored and chopped apples
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons apple butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Pastry:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1/3 cup butter or margarine
2 tablespoons apple butter
2/3 cup ice water

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. For Filling: Combine apples, sugar, apple butter. Add combined flour and spice to apple mixture. Set aside.
  3. For Pastry: In medium bowl, mix together flour and allspice. With pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Blend water into apple butter. Using fork, gradually stir water mixture into dry ingredients, mixing until moistened. Shape into ball.
  5. On lightly floured surface, with rolling pin, roll into 16-inch circle, 1/8-inch thick. With cookie cutter or 5-inch saucepan lid, cut into 8 circles.
  6. Equally portion fruit mixture onto half of each circle; fold in half, pinching dough to seal edges.
  7. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 375°F (190°C) for 20 to 25 minutes, or until lightly browned. Serve warm.

Makes 8 apple pie turnovers.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/8 of recipe): Calories 235 calories Protein 4 grams Fat 8 grams Sodium 79 milligrams Cholesterol 21 milligrams

Recipe provided courtesy of Pork, Be Inspired®.